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The Music Freelancers

  • 1998
  • Denis Dercourt
  • 90 mins
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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Exploring the perils of liberty, the temperament of the artiste and the sheer pleasure that music can bring, this is a delightful ensemble comedy from writer/director Denis Dercourt. Amid all the instrumental rivalries and personality clashes that occur as a freelance chamber orchestra rehearses for a one-off concert, a baby is born, a mournful maestro dies and a petty thief reforms. (Well, almost.) Despite this, these disparate cachetonneurs still manage to make beautiful music. Taken at a pleasingly relaxed tempo, the humour flows from the situations without a hint of contrivance. It's a style that suits the knowing cast, led by Pierre Lacan as the entrepreneurial bassist.

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Credits

Cast

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RobertoPierre Lacan
LionelMarc Citti
The aristocratPhilippe Clay
SvarowskiHenri Garcin
ThereseMarie-Christine Laurent
MartialSerge Renko
The clarinetistWilfred Benaïche
DianeClementine Benoit

Crew

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DirectorDenis Dercourt

Details

Theatrical distributor
Winstone
Released on
1999-12-26
Languages
French
Formats
Colour
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