Le concert

Le concert

DVD - 2011 | French
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"Andrei Filipov finds new life when he intercepts a fax inviting the Russian orchestra to play at Pleyel, in Paris, as a last minute replacement for the indisposed Los Angeles Philharmonic. He conceives a crazy notion: round up his old musician buddies, a motley bunch scraping a living in Moscow as cab drivers, garbage men and flea market traders, and go to Paris passing as the official Buolshoi Orchestra. It's a bold plan. Can this band of misfits pull it together to defy destiny and take their revenge?" -- Container, English release.
Comédie dramatique. Pour s'être opposé à l'éviction de ses musiciens juifs, ordonnée par Brejnev, Andreï Filipov, éminent chef d'orchestre du Bolchoï, a été congédié et humilié publiquement par l'administrateur Gavrilov. Trente ans plus tard, devenu concierge au Bolshoï, Andreï ronge son frein. Sa chance tourne le jour où il intercepte un fax provenant du théâtre du Châtelet à Paris, qui requiert l'orchestre pour une seule soirée, dans deux semaines. Andrei forme alors un projet audacieux: réunir ses anciens collègues, qui vivent maintenant de petits boulots, et les emmener avec lui en France en les faisant passer pour les vrais musiciens du Bolshoï. Gavrilov accepte de les accompagner en tant que gérant de tournée; d'une part pour se racheter, d'autre part pour raviver un projet secret qui lui tient à coeur. De son côté, Andreï, qui souhaite interpréter le concerto pour violon de Tchaikovski, insiste auprès du directeur du Châtelet pour que la soliste soit la réputée Anne-Marie Jacquet. Cette dernière accepte, malgré les objections de son agente Guylène, qui connaît trop bien les véritables motifs de l'ex-maestro. [(c) Médiafilm] [SDM]
Publisher: [Montréal] : Films Séville, c2011.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min) :,son., coul. ;,12 cm.

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sakanataka
Nov 04, 2016

Bravo!!!

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imagenel
Oct 05, 2016

A musical mission impossible full of delightful suspense.
Survivors/Rocky elevated by sharp satire of ex-USSR and French bureaucracy/politics.
For those who enjoy this film, watch Marguerite, a French take on the life/career of Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Mafalda
Sep 23, 2013

Great movie! The story is good,uses humor wisely and conects wonderfully with music. I loved the final scene.

yhgeisler Jul 02, 2012

This is a gem. Hilarious, tragic, and uplifting. Insight into life in pre- and post-communist Russia as well as an antic behind the scenes glimpse of the music world.

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AndrewTerMarsch
Mar 04, 2012

Such a wonderful movie!! I laughed, I cried. Although I didn't believe the first half of the movie was outstanding, the last half more than makes up for it. The final concert fulfills all one's hopes. I can't recommend this highly enough.

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GHN
Nov 23, 2011

The indiscipline members of the orchestra cause a few suspend moments. They are successful to prove their worth at the end. It could not happen in reality. It's for dreamers!

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