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.
Lorenzo Matteoli <email@example.com>
When Chasing Your Dreams... It Helps To Be A Little Crazy!
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Did You Know?
The film is adapted from the play "Cosi" by Louis Nowra, which had its first production in 1992 at Sydney's Belvoir St Theatre. Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto and David Wenham were cast members of the original production, playing the same roles that they do in the film. See more
Will outsiders see the show?
If it's a real large role, I'll invite my dad. He'll be surprised to see me out of water.
[Lewis just looks at her
My dad was a great duck hunter. But we were very poor and couldn't afford a dog, so... He used to get me to point and fetch the ducks.
Those lakes can get pretty cold when you're swimmin' in 'em with a dead duck in your mouth.
Haa! Just pullin' your leg!
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
References Star Trek
Stand By Me
written by Ben E. King
, Jerry Leiber
& Mike Stoller
courtesy of Jerry Leiber Music / Mike Stoller Music
courtesy of Warner Chappell Music
performed by Toni Collette See more