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One Perfect Day (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 February 2004 (Australia)
Tommy Matisse, a gifted musician, undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene.

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Paul Currie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Spielman ... Tommy Matisse
Leeanna Walsman ... Alysse Green
Nathan Phillips ... Trig
Dawn Klingberg ... Bag Lady
Leigh Whannell ... Chris
Frank Gallacher Frank Gallacher ... Malcolm
Malcolm Robertson Malcolm Robertson ... Beck
Josephine Eberhard Josephine Eberhard ... Nurse
Roy Davies Roy Davies ... Sick Old Man
Amy McKay Amy McKay ... Orderly 1
Toni Joel Toni Joel ... Orderly 2
Abbie Cornish ... Emma Matisse
Nathan Wentworth Nathan Wentworth ... Stevie
Alex Menglet ... Bernard May
Kerry Armstrong ... Carolyn Matisse
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Trig: Your gonna be hot girl. Hot like wasabi!
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Peter's Def Jam (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

One Perfect Day Epic Dance Mix
(Paul Van Dyk remix)
Ali Mcgregor
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I generally don't like raver movies but.....
19 January 2005 | by DrBugSmithSee all my reviews

O.K, this is no cinematic great but firstly (I know this may be hard for some mainstream Americans) but you have to compare this movie to other Australian productions. In other words firstly ignore the buckets of trash we're exposed to from our movie industry.. And compare with standout exceptions like e.g Lantana,Goddess of 1967', etc. This movie I can say did captivate me emotionally, aurally and visually. Didn't sit well with the main character sister's drug death, needed greater depth and perception in reality. I really didn't know anything about the film before I sat down (except dance music) so I was surprised by the level of dramatic elements in it.. Quite possibly "Go" dulled my radar??? A overly fun film this isn't but hey I'm proud of this particular level of achievement for an Aussie film.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$841,761
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Production Co:

Lightstream Films See more »
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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