A Perfect Day
Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa
Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.
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★★★★½ review by Bóinez on Letterboxd
La mejor película sobre Murcia que he visto.
★★★★½ review by Idan Datauker on Letterboxd
I'm not really a review guy but here's a short one before going to bed:
Loved it. Loved everything about it. Loved the acting, casting, writing, cinematography and the soundtrack. (Lou Reed aw yeah. And don't worry, they didn't put in "perfect day" as the title might suggest, that would've been too easy.)
I can't recall a movie I've seen about the Yugoslav wars, and especially not a good one. This movie portrays a broken nation and those people across the world who are trying to help them, but the movie also portrays the bureaucracy involving in such matters, even if it's about helping those who are in need.
The writing is funny, sad and obscure at the same time.
Oh yeah, and I think we can officially assume Tim Robbins is back on the map, what a character. Not setting aside that Benicio Del Toro is still a legend though.
What a perfect day.
★★★½ review by Bruno Viana on Letterboxd
This is a movie that mixes up a feel good movie with war. Somehow they get through with it! It has a collection of well build and acted characters that flow amidst the horror of war, with it's bureaucracies, unfairness, and day to day survival. In some point it gives to much attention to one relation between two characters (a little bit irrelevant I might say) which breaks a little bit of the flow. Tim Robbins is great, and like in The Brink he does great comedy. All the other are great too. In the end of the movie we get some redemption, and see although war f*** things up, life has it's way and everything just keeps going...
★★★★ review by JaumeMuntane on Letterboxd
Una bona peli que destaca pels seus diàlegs, brillants, divertits, emotius i que inviten a la reflexió en aquesta cinta ambientada als Balcans.
A good movie which best point is the brilliant, funny and touching dialog that invites you to the reflection in this movie located in the Balkans.
★★★★ review by Mario T on Letterboxd
His first movie that got an international release, spanish filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa created a movie that came out of nowhere and completely caught me.
A pacing that's pretty flawless. Sometimes the (dark) comedy really is pleasant, but in a blink of an eye it could switch into a really serious tension and handles it really well. It never seems forced rather unexpected.
A great cast with leading man Benicio del Toro who continues his great run of good performances in 2015.
Also the plot seems really original, refreshing and somehow silly. A group of aid workers travel across a conflicted country just to get a rope; which sets the tone for the movie.
A great surprise hit.
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