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Radu Mihaileanu

THE CONCERT

LE CONCERT

Status: Completed

Director(s): Radu Mihaileanu

Main cast: Aleksey Guskov, Dmitriy Nazarov, Mélanie Laurent

Short synopsis : Former Bolshoi Orchestra conductor Andrei rounds up his old musician buddies, a motley, crazy bunch. They™re headed for Paris as the Bolshoi, to defy fate and take their revenge!

Long synopsis : Andre¯ Filipov was a prodigy “ the celebrated conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra, the greatest orchestra in Russia. Today, aged 50, he still works at the Bolshoi, but as a cleaner. During the communist era, he was fired at the height of his fame for refusing to get rid of all his Jewish players, “ ˜Zionists and enemies of the People™ “ including his best friend Sacha Grossman. Andre¯ sank into booze and depression. The Director of the Bolshoi, an old apparatchik, has been promising forever to return Andre¯’sorchestra to him “soon, but he’smocking him, humiliating him sadistically. For him, Andre¯’sa has-been, and he’sdoing him a big favour by keeping him on as a cleaner. Then Andre¯ finds a fax inviting the orchestra to play at Pleyel, in Paris, in two weeks™ time, as a last minute replacement for the indisposed San Francisco Philharmonic. Andre¯ conceives of a crazy notion: he™ll round up his old musician buddies, a motley bunch now scraping a living in Moscow as cab drivers, removal men, flea market traders, suppliers of porno film sound effects¦ They™ll go to Paris as the Bolshoi. They™ll defy destiny and take their revenge! Will they make it?

Cast

  • Aleksey Guskov, Dmitriy Nazarov, Mélanie Laurent, Fran§ois Berléand, Miou-Miou, Valeriy Barinov

Crew

  • Producer(s): Alain Attal, Michael Blakey
  • Director(s): Radu Mihaileanu
  • Screenplay: Radu Mihaileanu, Alain-Michel Blanc
  • DP: Laurent Dailland
  • Editing: Ludo Troch
  • Original Music: Armand Amar
  • Set Design: Christian Niculescu, Stanislas Reydellet
  • Original Title: LE CONCERT
  • Genre(s): Drama, Music

  • Production company: PRODUCTIONS DU TRESOR (LES)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 119 min
  • Image Ratio: 0.00
  • Rome International Film Festival 2009
  • César Awards 2010
    Award(s) : Best Music Written for a Film, Best Sound
  • Golden Globes 2011 – Nominated
    Award(s) : Best Foreign Language Film
  • European Film Awards 2010 – Nominated
    Award(s) : Best Screenwriter
  • CINEMANIA French Film Festival 2009
    Award(s) : Audience Award
  • COLCOA 2010
  • Moscow International Film Festival 2010
  • JeonJu International Film Festival 2010
  • Norwegian Film Festival Haugesund 2010

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