An Uplifting Comedy About a True Band of Misfits.
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere 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, a young virtuoso. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph.
Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu
Starring: Aleksei Guskov (Andrei Semoinovitch Filipov), Dmitri Nazarov (Aleksander Abramovitch 'Sacha' Grossman), Mélanie Laurent (Anne-Marie Jacquet / Léa), François Berléand (Olivier Morne Duplessis), Miou-Miou (Guylene de La Riviere), Valeri Barinov (Ivan Gavrilov)
Screenplay: Matthew Robbins, Alain-Michel Blanc, Radu Mihaileanu, Thierry Degrandi, Héctor Cabello Reyes
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium, Russia
Score: 76 %