The Concert

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Released 2010

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Released:
2010
Rating:
PG-13
THE CONCERT is the new film from Radu Mihaileanu, the acclaimed writer/director of Live and Become, starring Mélanie Laurent, François Berléand; (Transporter series), and Alexei Guskov. In this new comedy, Guskov stars as Andrei Filipov, a once celebrated Russian conductor of the Bolshoi who has hit rock bottom and is now working as a depressed custodian who drinks too much. But when he intercepts an invitation meant for this former orchestra to perform in Paris, Andrei masterminds a plan to pose as the leader of the group 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 played by acclaimed actress Mélanie Laurent who holds the key to his past and to his future.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Moves from rowdy, broad comedy to shameless heart-tugging, but Romanian writer-director Radu Mihaileanu keeps this French production flowing buoyantly, skittering past all manner o...

  • 50

    Variety

    The story regurgitates the usual trappings of underdog tales, milking stereotypes as well as tear ducts.

  • 40

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The harder this desperately obsequious circus of a movie tries to entertain, the more it falls short.

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