The Concert (Le concert)
Thirty years ago, Andrei Filipov was the conductor of the illustrious Bolshoi orchestra until he was fired for using Jewish musicians. Now he works as a janitor and drinks too much. But when he intercepts an invitation for the Bolshoi to perform in Paris, Andrei masterminds a plan to gather his own Bolshoi to go in their place in order to make a triumphant return to the music scene. With a motley bunch of former musicians at his side, Andrei sets off for Paris to fulfill his destiny and return to his glory as a great conductor. Along the way, he will reunite with a young, beautiful violin virtuoso who holds the key to his past and to his future.
Cast: Mélanie Laurent, François Berléand, Aleksei Guskov, Valeriy Barinov, Dmitri Nazarov
Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu
Written by: Radu Mihaileanu, Matthew Robbins
Running time: 2hr 0min
Opens: Jul 30, 2010 NY/LA
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