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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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Andrey Simonovich Filipov (as Aleksei Guskov)
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Aleksandr 'Sasha' Abramovich Grosman (as Dimitri Nazarov)
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Anne-Marie Jacquet / Lea
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Olivier Morne Duplessis
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Guylène de La Rivière (as Miou Miou)
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Ivan Gavrilov (as Valeri Barinov)
Lionel Abelanski ...
Jean-Paul Carrère
Laurent Bateau ...
Bertrand
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Pyotr Tretyakin
Anna Kamenkova ...
Irina Filipova (as Anna Kamenkova Pavlova)
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Momo
Anghel Gheorghe ...
Vassili (as Anghel Gheorghe dit 'Caliu Din Clejani')
Aleksandr Komissarov ...
Viktor Vikich (as Alexander Komissarov)
Vitalie Bichir ...
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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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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4 November 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend:

£38,053 (UK) (16 July 2010)

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$657,194 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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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 »

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Beautifully sad and funny altogether
17 January 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I liked Le Train De La Vie, but i loved Le Concert. Mihaileanu keeps things simple and withholds just a couple of info, in order to reveal the actual truth at the end of the movie. He creates a drama without forcing you into tears from the beginning, consolidating every dramatic moment with a gag, joke or just a funny face. He builds funny characters, that you can enjoy seeing without being worn off by their problems or issues.

He was able to make a 2 hours film that envelopes so much about drama, failure, communism, music and dedication that is quite impossible not to appreciate. This movie was quite a joy.


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