Saturday, April 2, 2011
The Concert: Le Concert (2010)
The film starts in Russia, where Andrey Filipov is a janitor at the Bolshoi Orchestra House. Once a famous conductor, but fired for hiring Jews he has spent the last 30 years dreaming of conducting again. When a fax is sent from France asking the Orchestra to come play, he intercepts it and gets his friends together pretending to be the famous Orchestra. The plot is really fun for the first 30 minutes, but it switches from comedy, to drama, back to comedy, and I really can't keep up with what is supposed to be funny and what is supposed to be serious. There are definitely serious moments when it comes to interaction with Anne-Marie, daughter of a famous singer that Filipov used to know.
If I knew French or Russian that might have helped, which is exactly why this film isn't even considered for an Oscar. Just ok [at best] for me.
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320082/