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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Spielman ... Tommy Matisse
Leeanna Walsman ... Alysse Green
Nathan Phillips ... Trig
Dawn Klingberg 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 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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site | Official Site

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy tökéletes nap See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$336,419 (Australia), 20 February 2004, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Lightstream Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Tommy: Coooooeeeee!
Trig: Wasssaaaabi!
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Referenced in Family Guy: Peter's Def Jam (2017) See more »

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not very good
2 January 2005 | by randomStuff101See all my reviews

Not a great movie, but a good message of music found in nature - environmental and accidental sounds as a basis for electronic "trance"... But where was the good trance?

I wanted to watch and enjoy. I wanted to recognise and relate. "Trance-Zen-Dance"???... But where was the Zen?? The realism wasn't there. This dance underworld crowd no substance.

This movie's story could have been developed or changed a lot before the attempt at making it. Not much else to say except don't watch it, or maybe it will be enjoyed by future generations for unknown reasons.


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