EW Staff
July 08, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Concert

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Wide Release Date
07/16/10
performer
Alexei Guskov, Dimitri Nazarov, Melanie Laurent
director
Radu Mihaileanu
distributor
The Weinstein Company
author
Alan-Michel Blanc, Radu Mihaileanu, Matthew Robbins

We gave it an A-

STARRING Alexei Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, and Dimitri Nazarov
DIRECTED BY Radu Mihaileanu
WRITTEN BY Radu Mihaileanu, Alan-Michel Blanc, and Matthew Robbins

A Russian conductor’s (Alexei Guskov) refusal to eject Jewish musicians from his orchestra during the Communist era leads to his demotion and disgrace. But years later, the now janitor gets an unexpected second chance at glory when he intercepts an urgent invitation for the famed orchestra to play a coveted concert in Paris. Stealing the invitation, he decides to reassemble his former group of musicians for the opportunity to play the concert that never came to be.

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