When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte seeks out Elizabeth, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Maskell Marie Maskell ... Charlotte's Mother
Allison Williams ... Charlotte
Christina Jastrzembska ... Aunt
Glynis Davies ... Aunt
Molly Grace ... Young Charlotte
Milah Thompson ... Young Lizzie
Steven Weber ... Anton
Alaina Huffman ... Paloma
Logan Browning ... Lizzie
Mark Kandborg ... Theis
Graeme Duffy ... Geoffrey
Eileen Tian ... Zhang Li
Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie ... Party Cellist Girl
Jorya Yi Jorya Yi ... Party Cellist Girl
Winnie Hung ... Mingzhu


An elegant and terrifying suspense ride filled with unexpected twists and turns. When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences. Written by Netflix

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It's Time to Face the Music


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This movie does not have any connection with Weinstein, not even a symbolic one. Miramax was founded in 1979 by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in June 1993. The Weinsteins continued to operate Miramax until they left the company in September 2005 after some disagreements with Disney (the distribution of Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore) and they founded a new studio, (TWC) The Weinstein Company. Miramax was sold by Disney to Filmyard Holdings in 2010. In 2016 the company was sold to the beIN Media Group. Since April 3, 2020 Viacom CBS own 49% stake in the company. See more »


In the music school, Anton asks Zhang Li to sing an "A sharp". Netflix translated it in the Portuguese subtitles as "Lá agudo" or something like "high A", which is not the correct translation. See more »


Lizzie: It's what's expected of us.
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Written by Billy Corgan, Eric Erlandson and Courtney Love
Performed by Chromatics
Courtesy of Italians Do It Better
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Entertaining but Absolutely Unbelievable
8 May 2020 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the mother of the teenage violoncellist Charlotte Willmore (Allison Williams) has a serious stroke, she quits her promising career to take care of her mother. When her mother dies years later, Charlotte contacts her mentor Anton (Steven Weber) from the Bachoff Academy in Boston, and his wife Paloma (Alaina Huffman). She travels to Shanghai to meet their new prodigy Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Logan Browning) and they befriend each other. Lizzie is on vacation and they go to a night-club, drink a lot and have sex in Charlotte´s room. Lizzie invites Charlotte to travel on vacation with her and they travel together by bus. But soon, strange things happen to Lizzie in the beginning of a weird journey with many twists.

"The Perfection" is an entertaining but absolutely unbelievable film. The great screenplay uses flashbacks and many plot points that make the story funny, romantic, full of thriller and horror. The conclusion is sinister and bizarre. My vote is six.

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