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The Perfection (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror, Music | 24 May 2019 (USA)
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When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte seeks out Elizabeth, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.


Richard Shepard


Eric C. Charmelo (as Eric Charmelo), Richard Shepard | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Allison Williams ... Charlotte
Alaina Huffman ... Paloma
Steven Weber ... Anton
Logan Browning ... Lizzie
Christina Jastrzembska ... Aunt
Glynis Davies ... Aunt
Doralynn Mui ... Guest at Party #3
Stephen Chang ... Elderly Man
Molly Grace ... Young Charlotte
Winnie Hung ... Mingzhu
Milah Thompson ... Young Lizzie
Graeme Duffy ... Geoffrey
Sharon Crandall ... Man's Wife
Evelyn Chew ... Mother on Bus
Sharmaine Yeoh ... Man's Wife


An elegant and terrifying suspense ride filled with unexpected twists and turns. When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences. Written by Netflix

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It's Time to Face the Music


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Did You Know?


When Anton is showing the Chapel to new student Zhang Li, he asks her to sing a musical note, specifically an A-sharp. The note Zhang Li then sings is indeed a perfect A-sharp, which would indicate Zhang Li has perfect pitch, a rare talent only exceptional musicians possess in which they are able to sing or identify any note by ear. See more »


Charlotte and Lizzie take a bus trip out of Shanghai and they head into a snowy, mountain wilderness. Lettering on the bus reads Shanghai - Tongli. Tongli is a tourist town on the outskirts of Shanghai. Also, in the movie, it's summer in Shanghai. See more »


Lizzie: I was just entering, and I was nervous and excited, and I saw you. My hero.
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Defintely not your run-of-the-mill thriller
27 May 2019 | by EpimetheusA1See all my reviews

This film changes at least twice. The first twist will catch you off guard, for sure. Luckily I went in without knowing anything about this film. It's different than most films and the story is a bit addicting, albeit nonsensical. This is a thriller to have fun with but defintely not to be taken seriously. Don't expect some groundbreaking plot line or characterization but know that there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you hooked until the end. And if you don't focus too much on it's ridiculous storyline, the film is actually quite fun.

It does get gruesome at parts. Don't say you haven't been warned.

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