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The Concert (2009)

Le concert (original title)
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Thirty years ago Bolshoi Orchestra conductor Andreï Filipov was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a lowly janitor, an opportunity arises to gather his old musicians to go and pose as the official Buolshoi orchestra in Paris.

Director:

Radu Mihaileanu

Writers:

Radu Mihaileanu (scenario), Alain-Michel Blanc (scenario) | 4 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Guskov ... Andrey Simonovich Filipov (as Aleksei Guskov)
Dmitriy Nazarov ... Aleksandr 'Sasha' Abramovich Grosman (as Dimitri Nazarov)
Mélanie Laurent ... Anne-Marie Jacquet / Lea
François Berléand ... Olivier Morne Duplessis
Miou-Miou ... Guylène de La Rivière (as Miou Miou)
Valeriy Barinov ... Ivan Gavrilov (as Valeri Barinov)
Lionel Abelanski ... Jean-Paul Carrère
Laurent Bateau Laurent Bateau ... Bertrand
Vlad Ivanov ... Pyotr Tretyakin
Anna Kamenkova ... Irina Filipova (as Anna Kamenkova Pavlova)
Roger Dumas ... Momo
Anghel Gheorghe Anghel Gheorghe ... Vassili (as Anghel Gheorghe dit 'Caliu Din Clejani')
Aleksandr Komissarov Aleksandr Komissarov ... Viktor Vikich (as Alexander Komissarov)
Vitalie Bichir ... Moïse
Despina Stanescu Despina Stanescu ... Rivka
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Storyline

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Châtelet Theater in Paris invites the Bolshoi orchestra to play there. He decides to gather together his former musicians and to perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. As a solo violin player to accompany his old Jewish or Gypsy musicians he wants Anne-Marie Jacquet, a young virtuoso. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph. Written by Guy Bellinger

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An Uplifting Comedy About a True Band of Misfits. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

French visa # 106079 delivered on 22-10-2009. See more »

Crazy Credits

The director's father, Ion Mihaileanu, is credited as "diligent and attentive spectator and supporter of the film" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rock'n Roll (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Ai Rouktchok
(Traditional) Arranged by Les Yeux Noirs
(P) 2010 Les Productions Du Tresor / Oi Oi Oi Productions Under Exclusive License To Milan Entertainment, Inc
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amazing movie about music
8 December 2009 | by ilajustatoreSee all my reviews

If you love music this will quickly become a favorite for you.

This movie is all about music. An orchestra conductor is given a second chance 30 years later and he definitely grabs it.

Life flows through this movie. You can detect how music mixes with life and how music is a part and at the same time is not a part of life.

Music lifts you beyond life.

I also liked the comedy parts. Life is tragedy and comedy and music encompasses it all.

Be advised that the director likes to play and the mixture between fantasy and real life is present throughout the whole movie.

Also, please note the gypsy who arranges the passport issue. In real life he is a member of the Romanian music band Taraf des Haidouks (http://www.myspace.com/tarafdehaidouksbandofgypsies). They have amazing music and you will also be treated with a small sample in the movie. He is one of my favorite characters in the movie and one of my favorite performers on stage.

I'm trying to find any downsides to this movie but I personally can't. The person who accompanied me to the cinema said it was too...soapy. I was just sorry I was not alone in my home...This is a movie where you meet yourself so you'd better not have witnesses.


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Country:

France | Italy | Romania | Belgium

Language:

French | Russian

Release Date:

4 November 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,742, 1 August 2010

Gross USA:

$657,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,146,351
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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