Lewis, a young, first-time director, is hired to direct a variety show as part of a therapeutic program at a state-run psychiatric institution. Whilst he’s not exactly equipped for the job he’s willing to give it a go – Lewis is drifting and needs some direction in his own life. What Lewis isn’t prepared for is the enthusiasm one of the institution’s less stable inmates, Roy, has for opera – especially Mozart. Lewis finds himself rehearsing an unlikely assortment of actors in a surely doomed production of Cosi Fan Tutti. The cast includes a pyromaniacal sociopath, a junkie, a knife-wielding romantic, a lithium-addicted pianist who hates Mozart, and a stuttering ex-lawyer who is extremely reluctant to take part. As the production lurches forward to it’s uncertain conclusion, Lewis and the cast find companionship and the power of ideals as the world around and outside them proves both inconstant and rife with confusion.
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