The Perfection is a 2019 American psychological horror thriller film directed by Richard Shepard.
Starring Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber, Alaina Huffman, Molly Grace, Milah Thompson, Graeme Duffy, Mark Kandborg, Eileen Tian, Christina Jastrzembska and others.
Netflix on Monday, April 15, 2019 released the trailer:
The Perfection | Official Trailer | Netflix.
Charlotte Willmore (Allison Williams) is a talented young cellist who was forced to leave Bachoff, a prestigious music school in Boston, to care for her terminally ill mother. After her mother's death years later, Charlotte reaches out to Anton (Steven Weber), the head of the academy, and travels to Shanghai to join him, his wife Paloma (Alaina Huffman), and teachers Geoffrey (Graeme Duffy) and Theis (Mark Kandborg) in selecting a new student. Charlotte befriends Lizzie (Logan Browning), Anton's star pupil who replaced Charlotte at Bachoff. After a night of clubbing, they return to Lizzie's hotel room and have sex.
When Lizzie awakens with a hangover, Charlotte offers her some ibuprofen, which she takes with a shot of alcohol, and joins her on a trip through rural China. Boarding a bus after eating at a street food stall, Lizzie begins to feel progressively ill and takes more of Charlotte's ibuprofen. As her condition worsens, she throws up maggots and spirals into a panic, frightening the other passengers until the driver ejects her and Charlotte from the bus, stranding them in the countryside. Increasingly ill and paranoid, Lizzie sees bugs crawling inside her arm and eventually bursting out of her skin before Charlotte offers her a meat cleaver, and Lizzie hacks off her infected right hand.
It is revealed that Charlotte drugged Lizzie with medication prescribed to Charlotte's late mother, which can induce hallucinations (especially when consumed with alcohol), stole the meat cleaver from the food stall, and manipulated Lizzie into cutting off her own hand.
Three weeks later, Anton and Paloma give their new student from China, Zhang Li (Eileen Tian), a tour of Bachoff and the "Chapel," an acoustically perfect room where the academy's best students perform. That night, Lizzie arrives unexpectedly, her right hand missing. She explains her recollection of events to Anton and Paloma, and that she was discovered unconscious on the side of the road with a makeshift tourniquet around her arm, keeping her alive. Lizzie is adamant that Charlotte orchestrated the incident out of jealousy. Anton, initially sympathetic, turns cold and informs Lizzie the next day that she must leave the academy. On her way out, she looks at the photos in the hall and smashes a framed picture of Charlotte.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Perfection.
The film The Perfection was scheduled to be released on September 20, 2018 (Fantastic Fest) and on May 24, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 90 minutes.
The Perfection got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 72/100.
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Official website: netflix.com/title/80211638
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