The Concert (Le Concert) 2010

Twenty-five years ago, Andrei Filipov (Aleksei Guskov) was a prodigy - once the celebrated conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra, the greatest orchestra in Russia. Today he works as a cleaner at the Bolshoi, after being fired during the Communist era when he ref…
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Twenty-five years ago, Andrei Filipov (Aleksei Guskov) was a prodigy - once the celebrated conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra, the greatest orchestra in Russia. Today he works as a cleaner at the Bolshoi, after being fired during the Communist era when he refused to expel Jewish musicians.

When Andrei intercepts a fax from the Theatre du Chatelet inviting the Bolshoi Orchestra to Paris, he comes up with a crazy idea: he'll gather up his old musician friends (now working rag-tag jobs), head to Paris and pretend to be the famed orchestra to play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The long-awaited dream to deliver one final performance!

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  • Nice foreign film about a very amateur Russian orchestra posing as the Bolshoi. There are some really nice moments, however, particularly the finale, which was very emotional and powerful. Unique and rewarding.

  • 'Le Concert' could be described as a sort of light-hearted comedy with an underlying seriousness that culminates in a moving finale. When considered in the cold light of day, the whole plot is somewhat implausible and how a disparate group of musicians could, unrehearsed, turn in a moving performance is not believable - though if you go along with the story it's a very enjoyable movie. I'm no a classical music buff, but the concert at the end is apparently excellent.

  • French film spoken mostly in Russian, with English subtitles. Starts as a cheap comedy, then becomes overly melodramatic. A bit quirky; Slightly over the top. Only 3 stars from me. Recommended for lovers of Tchaikovsky.

    Eva
  • loved it, watched it several times and will watch it again

  • Loved this movie.

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