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Year: 2009
USA: The Weinstein Company
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Melanie Laurent, Aleksei Guskov, Dmitri Nazarov, Francois Berleand, Miou-Miou, Valeriy Barinov, Laurent Bateau, Anna Kamenkova Pavlova, Lionel Abelanski, Aleksandr Komissarov, Ramzy Bedia
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
Countries: France / Italy / Romania / Belgium / Russia
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA: 119 mins
UK: 120 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 30 July 2010 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 16 July 2010 (Limited Release)


Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, lost his prestigious job when he was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Châtelet Theater in Paris invites the Bolshoi orchestra to play there.

He decides to gather together his former musicians and to perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. As a solo violin player to accompany his old Jewish or Gypsy musicians he wants Anne-Marie Jacquet (Melanie Laurent - INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), a young virtuoso. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph.

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