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In this Australian comedy, adapted by Louis Nowra from his own play and updated from a '70s to a '90s setting, a Sydney slacker gets the chance to stage an opera, but his cast is assembled from the ranks of the mentally ill. After a long stretch sponging off his law-student girlfriend Lucy (Rachel Griffiths), college dropout Lewis (Ben Mendelsohn) fakes his way into a job doing occupational therapy with a group of asylum inmates. Although his original assignment is to stage a variety show,
Apr 11, 1997 Wide
May 6, 2003
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- Lewis: As you and I know, Roy, there's not a lot of real love out there. But the great thing about being in Cosi is being able to believe for just two hours that real love between people is possible.
- Nick: Madmen are normal people--its just that they've ended up in asylums.
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