I watched A Perfect Day and it’s a slow introspective look at the Bosnian war conflict through the eyes of a small group of aid workers, starring Benicio Del Toro.
You would think with a topic like this, it would be quite heavy, but Tim Robbins plays the comedic relief called “B”, but it’s not slapstick, it’s just a running commentary on their jobs, the war, and cows. We laughed a lot despite a lot of the heavy themes throughout.
This movie deserves it’s own thread as it reminded me in a great way of another Bosnian conflict movie called No Mans Land, and if you haven’t seen THAT movie, you need to rectify that immediately. But probably less than a handful have probably seen this, so putting this update here.
A Perfect Day is a 24 hour diary of sorts, showing aid workers trying to do good in a country that is torn apart, and making the most of the situation. With a fairly new aid worker joining the ranks of two others who have seen it all, sometimes you just have to shrug things off, but after 24 hours of being with them, you see how they’re willing to put up with a lot of shit and still try & do their job.
The movie could have been made by Jarmusch or Malick with the slow dusty narrative with a lot of pauses, taking its time to introduce you to a small slice of good.