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.
Mélanie Laurent....Anne-Marie Jacquet / Léa
Dmitri Nazarov....Aleksander Abramovitch 'Sacha' Grossman
Valeriy Barinov....Ivan Gavrilov
François Berléand....Olivier Morne Duplessis
Miou-Miou....Guylène de La Rivière (as Miou Miou)
Lionel Abelanski....Jean-Paul Carrère
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Vasile Albinet....Rusian killer
Ramzy Bedia....Ahmed - le patron du 'Trou Normand'
Maria Dinulescu....Mashenka - the bride
Roger Dumas....Maurice dit Momo
Guillaume Gallienne....Raymond Labérac - un critique musical à la dent dure
Anna Kamenkova....Irina Filipovna (as Anna Kamenkova Pavlova)
Aleksandr Komissarov....Victor Vikitch
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