The Concert

The Concert

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Synopsis

Andrei Filipov was a world-famous conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra, but his defiant refusal to fire Jewish musicians during Brezhnev's anti-Semitic regime cost him his career. Now a custodian for the concert hall, he intercepts a fax inviting the Bolshoi Orchestra to perform a concert in Paris in just two weeks. Seeing an opportunity to again stage and conduct his favorite Tchaikovsky production, he enlists his cellist friend and a former party apparatchik to get the band back together and perform instead.

This comedy blends farce and political satire and a mystery concerning the identity of a French violin virtuoso who agrees to be the soloist.

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Film Details
Director:
Radu Mihaileanu
Written by:
Radu Mihaileanu, Matthew Robbins, etc.
Main Cast: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent and Dmitri Nazarov
Country:
France
Language:
Russian and French w/ Eng. Subtitles
Running time:
118 min.
Year:
2009
Genre: Feature, Family
Movie Links :
IMDB
Europa Corp


Awards

2011 Golden Globe
Best Foreign Language Film Nominee.

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