Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Perfect Day

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 19, 2016
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro (Sicario) and Tim Robbins (The Player) star in the 2015 drama A Perfect Day.

It’s just another day on the job for a band of badass combat zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war’s aftermath – all to make innocent victims’ lives bearable. The setting is 1995, somewhere in the Balkans. Over the course of 24 breathless hours, aid worker Mambrú (Del Toro) leads his team of humanitarians – including a hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran known as B (Robbins) and new recruit Sophie (Mélanie Thierry, The Zero Theorem) – as they deal with a range of crises, both large and small.

Tim Robbins and Benicio del Toro in A Perfect Day

Tim Robbins and Benicio del Toro in A Perfect Day

But their central mission is simply to find a good length of rope. They need it to haul a decaying corpse out a well before the water becomes contaminated, which would be devastating to the local population already reeling from military attack. But their quest for rope brings them up against layers of bureaucratic red tape, odd and ingrained local practices, dead cows blocking their way and the reappearance of Mambrú’s old flame (Olga Kurylenko, Centurion). Through it all, the group handles the less-than-glamorous realities of life in a combat zone the only way they know how: with selfless bravery and a healthy dose of irreverent humor.

Written and directed by Fernando León de Aranoa (Mondays in the Sun) had its world premiere in the Directors Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and went on to showcases at leading film festivals in London, Melbourne, Hamburg, Vancouver and Chicago.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.