Although the Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech is its most visible Best Picture Oscar candidate, the company has an alternate “stealth” contender for the same award, says The Envelope‘s Tom O’Neil. It’s The Concert, a French-language drama about a conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra who was fired 30 years ago for hiring Jewish musicians, and is now plotting to even the score.
The narrator of this trailer is impossible, if I may say. The tone is so pandering, the copy so cloying. Inglourious Basterds‘ Melanie Laurent costars as a precocious violinist. Pic opened 7.30 in New York and Los Angeles.