Copro Berlin Eng
18 October 2017

The Concert

original title:

LE CONCERT

directed by:

cast:

Aleksei Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitry Nazarov, Francois Berleand, Miou Miou, Valeri Barinov

screenplay:

cinematography:

Laurent Dailland

editing:

Ludovic Troch

set design:

Selim Azzazi

costume design:

music:

Armand Amar

producer:

André Logie, Radu Mihaileanu, Valerio De Paolis, Alain Attal, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Daniel Goudineau, Vlad Paunescu, Frederique Larmagnac

production:

Oi Oi Oi Productions, Les Productions du Trésor, Panache Productions, BIM Film, Europacorp, France 3 Cinema, Castel Films, RTBF

country:

France/Romania/Belgium/Italy

year:

2009

film run:

119'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

05/02/2010

festival & awards:

A celebrated conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra in Moscow loses his post during the Soviet regime when he refuses to fire his Jewish musicians. Twenty-five years later, the man is working as a custodian in the same theatre and helps his wife organise mock demonstrations of communist nostalgia. One day he intercepts an invitation for the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris and decides it is time to bluff his way to a comeback. He agrees to do the concert meant for the official orchestra and rounds up his old orchestra buddies as well as a few hilarious new entries.