Hugely popular at the Cannes Festival in 2008, this is a story of a Russian conductor who, years after his artistic disgrace for supporting Jewish musicians in the USSR, reassembles his old orchestra to play in Paris. A madcap story accompanied by exceptional music and solo performances.
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Total Number of Responses: 85
Film Score (0-5): 4.79
It was gratifying to see that the spirit and exuberance of ‘Le Concert’ snatched triumph out of the potential disaster of the malfunctioning sub-titles of ‘33 Shots of Rum’ You were collectively overwhelmed by this film as the statistics show. Among the plaudits were “delightful”, “wonderful”, “perfect”, “fantastic”, “uplifting”, “exhilarating”, “very moving” and “funny”. It was, without doubt, a ‘feel-good’ film, with lashings of sentimentality but enough sharp comedy to wash it down. There was great pleasure expressed in many responses for the “beautiful music”, the “excellent acting” and the “masterly direction”. The characters in the film showed “great resolve and independence of spirit” but their portrayal was “subtle with clever twists”. The film offered a “welcome lift”, “a life enhancing quality”, “an anarchic mix of true love, sublime music and comical farce”. It was for one viewer, following the musical theme, “pitch perfect” and there were several who said they would love to see it a second time. It was, in the words of one member but surely shared by many of you, “a film that lifts you up, lifts you up, lifts you up”. There was hardly a dissenting voice. One viewer enjoyed the music but found the film “a little contrived and formulaic”. Another thought that despite comic moments it had a “mediocre, sentimental plot” Nevertheless, there was no doubt that the audience found it an excellent film, containing all that is most attractive and moving in cinema.