Bureaucracy can be a burden, doubly so when you’re in a war zone with different factions taking ownership of how everything operates. And that’s the basic concept of “A Perfect Day,” a satire about the frustration that comes with trying to do the right thing.
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, and Melanie Thierry, “A Perfect Day” is set in the Balkans in 1995 and follows aid workers who try to remove a dead body from a well, in order to protect the local water supply from contamination. But a simple task gets complicated very quickly. Here’s the synopsis:
It’s just another day on the job for a band of badass war zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war’s absurdities. The setting is 1995, “somewhere in the Balkans.” Over the course of 24 breathless hours, Mambrú (Benicio del Toro), leads his team of humanitarians—including hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran B (Tim Robbins) and new recruit Sophie (Melanie Thierry)—as they deal with a most unexpected crisis, layers of bureaucratic red tape, and the reappearance of Mambrú’s old flame (Olga Kurylenko). 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.
“A Perfect Day” opens on January 15, 2016. Watch below.