A Perfect Day (2015): Wonderful movie with a powerful message

What is it about?

A couple of aid workers are trying to help Bosnian people in a small village during the war in Bosnia in the 1990’s. Someone threw a corpse into their only water source and the only way to pull it is with a rope. There is just one problem: Not a single rope can be found in the entire village. Can you believe that? Not one fucking rope!

And that’s basically the whole plot of the movie. The aid workers are travelling around the area to find a rope. During their trip they face uncooperative folk, mined roads and all sorts of obstacles and finding a rope proves to be a difficult task to accomplish.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

    I doubt that your kids would want to watch this slow-paced drama. In case they do want to watch it, you should know that there some bad words to be heard in the movie.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

    It’s a rather slow, uneventful movie, so if you both like this kind of movies, it could be a great choice for a date night.

  • For what audience is it intended?

    For anyone who likes a lovely drama with a positive attitude and doesn’t require explosions or cool CGI effects in a movie.

What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

    “A Perfect Day” is a serious film, but there are some moments when you might smile, if not laugh.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?


  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

    Yes. Even the simplest of goals can have insurmountable obstacles in Bosnia. Oh, and UN fucking sucks!

  • Is it based on something?

    Yes. It’s based on a book written by Paula Farias who was in Doctors Without Borders and spent some time in Bosnia during the war.

Similar movies like “A Perfect Day”?

You can try with Enclave, “The Red Colored Gray Truck”, “No Man’s Land”, and “Esma’s Secret.


Judgment time!

“A Perfect Day is an adorable little movie with a superb acting of Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, and Olga Kurylenko. It’s a beautiful, almost documentary depiction of the atmosphere and human relations during the war in Bosnia. Lots of people will find it slow and boring, but hey, no movie will appeal to everyone.

Even though the filming locations were in Spain, they did manage to find a lot of original Bosnians to play smaller parts.

It seems to me that this movie went unnoticed, which is a shame as it’s a really good movie. Luckily for you, I am here to introduce it to you so you can find out for yourself if it’s a good movie or not. I give it 7/10.


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