France, Armenia, Belgium, 2017, 90 Min
Alik, 25, an orphan, has been raised by his grandfather, conductor of a renowned classical orchestra in post-Soviet Armenia where cultural institutions are failing and oligarchs allied with the mafia hold power. Alik, a clarinettist, is the virtuoso in this orchestra whose existence is seriously threatened when’ its key
sponsor is murdered.
One night, Alik comes into possession of a hired killer s mysterious telephone, which is used only to commission hits.
Manipulated by a mysterious Lara with whom he falls hopelessly in love and wishing to “save the orchestra” at all costs, Alik decides to take on the identity of the killer known as Virtuoso and attempt to carry out his contracts. But Alik is a virtuoso musician, not a killer…
Director: Lévon Minasian
Screenwriters: Lévon Minasian & Stéphanie Kalfon
Director of photography: Mko Malkhasyan
Music: Tigran HAMASYAN, Michel PETROSSIAN
Set Decorator: Armen GHAZARYAN
Sound: Aline HUBER
Editing: Nicolas DESMAISON
Producers: Robert GUÉDIGUIAN, Hrach KESHISHYAN, Marc BORDURE, Nathalie GEOFFROY, Pascaline GEOFFROY, Cédric BONIN, Philippe LOGIE, Patrick QUINET, Stephane QUINET, Ani VORSKANYAN
Born in Armenia, Levon Minasian, nourished by Soviet cinema and Russian literature, wished to make movies from an early age. Being an actor in Armenia, a writer in France, a stage director in Russia, his determination has never faltered. Beyond the languages and cultures that meet within him, he is driven by a passion for beautiful stories.
After some award-winning short films, he directed a high concept feature musical black comedy Bravo Virtuoso (2017), an Armenian-French-Belgian coproduction.