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Sometimes you meet a person who changes your life forever - he's just walked into a room full of them!

Ben Mendelsohn stars as Lewis Riley, an unemployed young man who applies for a job as a director/drama teacher at a mental hospital. He lands the job and finds himself directing a production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Cosi, an elaborate, demanding piece of theatre, an opera in Italian. And it is going to be performed by a cast that he must select from among the patients, who only speak English. One of the patients, Roy (Barry Otto), sweeps everything along before him, organising auditions, selecting cast members, and criticising the director. The cast chosen include three women: Julie (Toni Collette), and Cherry (Jacki Weaver) and two men: Henry (Paul Chubb) and Doug (David Wenham). The musical director is Zac (Colin Hay). The enthusiasm of Roy infects the group, and they charge headlong into a memorable production. Alongside the story of Lewis, the theme of Cosi fan tutte is explored as it relates to his personal life. Lewis's relationship with his girlfriend Lucy (Rachel Griffiths), already under pressure, is not helped by a friend called Nick (Aden Young), who seems more interested in testing Lucy's faithfulness than anything else. The story is loosely based on Nowra's own experience at producing "Trial by Jury" at Plenty Mental Hospital in suburban Melbourne in 1971.

Title: Cosi

Format: DVD

Release Date: 07 Mar 2018

Actor(s): Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Jacki Weaver, Pamela Rabe, Kerry Walker, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Paul Chubb, Colin Hay, David Wenham, Colin Friels, Robin Ramsay, Henry Maas

Sku: 2362262

Catalogue No: DAVID3830

Category: Drama

Disc Count: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

OFLC Rating: M

Run Time: 100

Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen

Video Format: NTSC

Primary Audio: DTS 2.0 HD

Language: English, DTS 2.0 HD

Region Code: ALL

OFLC Advice: Medium Level Coarse Language

Dubbed Languages: English, DTS 2.0 HD

Director(s): Mark Joffe

Genre: Comedy, Australian