One Perfect Day (2004)

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Tommy Matisse, a gifted musician, undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Matisse
Alysse Green
Dawn Klingberg ...
Bag Lady
Frank Gallacher ...
Malcolm Robertson ...
Josephine Eberhard ...
Roy Davies ...
Sick Old Man
Amy McKay ...
Orderly 1
Toni Joel ...
Orderly 2
Emma Matisse
Nathan Wentworth ...
Alex Menglet ...
Bernard May
Carolyn Matisse


Tommy Matisse is a gifted musician studying at London's Royal Academy of Music, where he is striving to write a brilliant new operatic song called "One Perfect Day" in conjunction with his girlfriend Alysse back in Australia. When Tommy's sister Emma dies of a drug overdose after a night of clubbing with Alysse, he returns to Melbourne and breaks up with Alysse when she admits her part in Emma's death. As Alysse seeks solace in drugs and in the arms of a manipulative nightclub owner, Tommy undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene. Fate brings them together again when Tommy reworks their opera by infusing classical music with electronic beats, but further tragedy is just around the corner... Written by Alexander Lum

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Release Date:

19 February 2004 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Egy tökéletes nap  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$336,419 (Australia) (20 February 2004)


$845,773 (Australia) (27 February 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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Tommy: Coooooeeeee!
Trig: Wasssaaaabi!
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Spoofs The Crocodile Hunter (1996) See more »


One Perfect Day Epic Dance Mix
(Paul Van Dyk remix)
Ali Mcgregor
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Loved, Loved, Loved it!
24 April 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie has the best soundtrack! I watched it at the Tribeca Film Festival exactly one year ago in April 2004, and it still hasn't been released in the US as far as I know. And I still haven't seen any news of the soundtrack being released either. I hate how it isn't easier to see foreign films sometimes. Even in NYC. If this film does ever make it out, I think most people will really enjoy it. Not only is the music and story outstanding, but the message is a good one. I don't think this film has been extremely well received in Australia where it is from, but the US would eat it up. Great work on combining good music, good cinematography, and a good story!

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