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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 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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Taglines:

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

Melanie Laurent started learning to play the violin only a few months before production. For the concert scenes, she learned all the bow movements, so her bow would always be on the correct string and move convincingly. However, her left hand (and sometimes arm) were digitally added/replaced in post-production. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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Soundtracks

Red Square Theme
Written by Camille Adrien
(P) 2010 Les Productions Du Tresor / Oi Oi Oi Productions Under Exclusive License To Milan Entertainment, Inc
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Bravo bravo bravoooo!
1 January 2010 | by Marion88See all my reviews

This is a gem of a movie. Do not miss it! Amazing rarely seen Russian actors, hilarious comedy, emotions by the bucket, tears, sublime music, tension, suspense, it's been a while since I saw anything like it. I was weary that the director, prize winner of art-house fame, would make a slow pompous contemplative film. At the contrary Le Concert is a fast moving beautifully shot comedy about music, artists, Russia, Paris and communism. The director makes the actors brilliant, even average French actors like Miou Miou or the young soloist whose name I forgot. Do not wait for the DVD: it's worth watching on a big screen with a loud digital surround to enjoy the violins and the magnificent soundtrack. Bring your tissues you will laugh and cry, a great night out guaranteed!!!


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Country:

France | Italy | Romania | Belgium

Language:

French | Russian

Release Date:

4 November 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El concierto See more »

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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2.35 : 1
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