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Le Concert (2009)

A film of much beauty and emotion yet with humour to boot. This being a Russian/ French film telling the story of a make-shift Russian orchestra lead by the renowned conducter Andreï Filipov (Alexeï Guskov) thirty years after his concert was halted for hiring Jewish musicians.

The presentation is wonderful with some very captivating photography whilst the entertaining narrative keeps flow through the entire two hours. The music is tremendous and the central musical influence of the film is Tchaikovsky for it is a part of the plot. The lasting scene at the end is one of the most constant and lasting closing scenes I have seen in a feature. As the climax is the the concert that we see the creation of, it is only right that it holds the lasting note.

I have no complaints about this piece, it goes straight into my top 10 foreign language films.


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