The Concert (2009)
A Comedy on the Prominence of Music
Former conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra in Moscow, Filipov was fired from his beloved job by soviet authorities when he refused to expel all Jewish musicians from the orchestra. When he gets the chance, many years later, to arrange a show in the prestigious Chatelet theatre in Paris, he decides to reunite his former orchestra. At first the concert faces cancellation because of the disinterest and incompatibility of the culturally diverse group of musicians. However, this mix of cultures and styles of music is eventually harnessed and harmonised, rendering the concert a total success.