"After star conductor Andrei Filipov (Aleksei Guskov) refused to kick Jewish musicians out of the orchestra, the communist government demoted him to a cleaner. [...] One day, in the director's office, a fax from the Theatre du Châtelet falls into his hands: the Bolshoi is asked to give a guest performance at the famous Paris concert hall. Filipov quickly bags the fax and deletes the accompanying e-mail. His insane idea: to round up the original cast of the orchestra and perform in Paris himself without further ado."
Florian Schulz, filmstarts.de
"Comedy, drama, history, a dark family secret and great music - when a film combines all that, it turns a visit to the cinema into an experience.The Concert[...] is much more than a music film, as the title would suggest."
Laura Bader, artechock.de
Contributors and additional information:
France, Italy, Romania, Belgium 2009.
122 min. color. 35mm. OV/d/f
Director: Radu Mihăileanu
Screenplay: Radu Mihăileanu, Alain-Michel Blanc, Matthew Robbins
Cinematography: Laurent Daillland
Editing: Ludo Troch
Music: Armand Amar, Julien Baril
With: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitriy Nazarov
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