Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney institution for mentally ill. His project is overrun by one of the patients Roy who wants to put on stage Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart). None of the patients in the cast is able to sing and none of them knows Italian which is the language of the libretto. Through a lot of difficulties Lewis and his cast develop a deep understanding. The play smartly adapted for the unusual cast is finally produced: lots of unforeseen situations solved 'a la crazy way'but indeed brilliantly. Great success and sad farewell of the director from his cast. Written by
Lorenzo Matteoli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Alone they were lost. Together they were magical
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Did You Know?
The cast originally included actor Bruno Lawrence
, but during shooting he was taken to the hospital suffering from chest pains and was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. He died a few months later. See more
I know you can take criticism Jerry, because you must get a lot of it!
Near the end of the credits a cast member with an accordian shows up and performs Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" on it as an obvious slight to the Mozart he was told to play in the movie. A squealing piglet accompanies him. See more
Spoofs Così fan tutte
Don't Dream It's Over
written by Neil Finn
performed by Toni Collette
courtesy of Mushroom Music / Roundhead Music / EMI Music
produced by Stephen Endelman
& Philip Bodger See more