Cosi

Cosi

Cosi

Emmy-winner Ben Mendelsohn and Oscar-nominees Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths star in this 1996 comedy about patients in mental rehab with no theatre experience attempting to put on an opera.

Lewis (Mendelsohn), a young amateur theater director, is offered a job with a governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney institution. His project is overrun by one of the patients who wants to stage the opera Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart despite the fact that none of the patients are able to sing and none of them speak Italian. A comedy of errors ensues, but one which unifies the patients and their director in unexpected ways.

1996Rating: R102 minsAustralia
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Variety

Variety

Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths giving terrif performances, this putting-on-a-show rib-tickler looms as a big success in Oz.

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