Cosi

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Ben Mendelsohn is employed as drama therapist at a mental hospital; completely inexperienced, he finds it tough when Otto, ring leader of the patients, insists they stage a production of Mozart's Così fan tutte...with predictably chaotic results. Though the film is too broadly 'comic' and, in the end, sentimental to live up to director Joffe's earlier Spotswood, and while its treatment of mental illness is at the very least dodgy, it does have a quirky vitality, some good lines and likeable performances by many Australian stalwarts (even Greta Scacchi has a nice, uncredited cameo).

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Joffe
Screenwriter: Louis Nowra
Cast: Ben Mendelsohn
Barry Otto
Toni Collette
Rachel Griffiths
Colin Friels
Pamela Raide
Jacki Weaver
Aden Young
Greta Scacchi

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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