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Le concert (2009)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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... Andrey Simonovich Filipov (as Aleksei Guskov)
... Aleksandr 'Sasha' Abramovich Grosman (as Dimitri Nazarov)
... Anne-Marie Jacquet / Lea
... Olivier Morne Duplessis
... Guylène de La Rivière (as Miou Miou)
... Ivan Gavrilov (as Valeri Barinov)
Lionel Abelanski ... Jean-Paul Carrère
Laurent Bateau ... Bertrand
... Pyotr Tretyakin
... Irina Filipova (as Anna Kamenkova Pavlova)
... Momo
Anghel Gheorghe ... Vassili (as Anghel Gheorghe dit 'Caliu Din Clejani')
Aleksandr Komissarov ... Viktor Vikich (as Alexander Komissarov)
... Moïse
Despina Stanescu ... Rivka
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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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Impersonating a World Famous Orchestra Isn't Easy Unless You Have the Brass to Pull It Off. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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

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4 November 2009 (France)  »

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€1,859,866 (France), 8 November 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,742, 1 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$657,194, 14 November 2010
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French visa # 106079 delivered on 22-10-2009. See more »

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

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Sir Bana Ya Qitar
Performed by Les Musiciens du Nil
(P) 2010 Les Productions Du Tresor / Oi Oi Oi Productions Under Exclusive License To Milan Entertainment, Inc
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food for the soul
16 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie goes a long way to heal my nostalgia for the good films of old. A lot of the "modern" eastern European movies try very hard to be so soul searching, so psycho-dramatic, as if they are on a mission to turn and twist their bewildered audience in the hope of some intellectual and metaphysical gratification (or maybe just the hope of a Palme D'Or). Radu Mihaileanu is the master of story telling, touching souls in the best way possible, really. Yes you can pick faults, like with most movies, but if you really pay attention and let you and your feelings move with the flow of the movie, you will be in for a great soul experience. The inaccuracies, the factual errors won't matter anymore. What it does matter is that the author is pretty much exact in retrieving the atmosphere of an era which some of us actually experienced.


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