The Perfection

The Perfection is a 2019 American psychological horror thriller film directed by Richard Shepard, from a screenplay by Shepard, Nicole Snyder and Eric C. Charmelo. It stars Allison Williams, Logan Browning, and Steven Weber.

The Perfection
The Perfection


  1. Plot
  2. Cast 
  3. Generation
  4. Discharge
  5. Writing Style
  6. Summary
  7. Conclusion


Charlotte Willmore is a capable young cellist that had to leave Bachoff, a renowned music school in Boston, to think about her at death’s door mother. After her mom’s passing years after the fact, Charlotte connects with Anton, the leader of the institute, and ventures to Shanghai to join Anton, his significant other Paloma, and educators Geoffrey and Theis in choosing another understudy. Charlotte becomes a close acquaintence with Lizzie, Anton’s star student who supplanted Charlotte at Bachoff. Following a night of clubbing, they come back to Lizzie’s lodging and engage in sexual relations.

The Perfection
The Perfection

When Lizzie stirs with a hangover, Charlotte offers her some ibuprofen, which she takes with a dose of liquor, and joins her out traveling through country China. Boarding a transport subsequent to eating at a road nourishment slow down, Lizzie starts to feel continuously sick and takes a greater amount of Charlotte’s ibuprofen. As her condition intensifies, she hurls slimy parasites and spirals into a frenzy, alarming different travelers until the driver discharges her and Charlotte from the transport, stranding them in the open country. Progressively sick and jumpy, Lizzie sees bugs slithering inside her arm and in the long run blasting out of her skin, before Charlotte offers her a meat cleaver and Lizzie hacks off her tainted right hand.

It is uncovered that Charlotte sedated Lizzie with medicine recommended to Charlotte’s late mother which can prompt visualizations (particularly when overwhelmed by liquor), took the meat blade from the nourishment slow down, and controlled Lizzie into removing her very own hand.

After three weeks, Anton and Paloma give their new understudy from China, Zhang Li, a voyage through Bachoff and the “Sanctuary”, an acoustically flawless room where the foundation’s best understudies perform. That night, Lizzie shows up out of the blue, her correct hand missing. She clarifies her memory of occasions to Anton and Paloma, and that she was found oblivious out and about with a makeshift tourniquet around her arm, keeping her alive. Lizzie is resolved that Charlotte coordinated the episode out of desire. Anton, at first thoughtful, turns cold and advises Lizzie the following day that she should leave the institute. On out, she takes a gander at the photographs in the lobby and crushes a surrounded picture of Charlotte.

The Perfection
The Perfection

Lizzie voyages to Minneapolis to face Charlotte in her home, having broken in, and overwhelms her with a taser before coming back to Bachoff with Charlotte bound in the storage compartment of her vehicle. At the point when Charlotte stirs, she is gone up against by Anton, and uncovers why she arranged Lizzie’s dissection: the plot was prodded by Charlotte seeing a photograph of Lizzie in a magazine with an eighth-note tattoo, an image for those inculcated into a tip top gathering of understudies whom Anton and his peers sexually abuse as part of a sex clique. Charlotte additionally bears the tattoo, having encountered long stretches of assault and torment on account of Anton for neglecting to accomplish melodic “Flawlessness”, and arranged Lizzie’s removal to spare her from Bachoff, realizing that in the event that she could never again play cello, Anton would have no utilization for Lizzie and dispose of her. Incensed, Anton carries Charlotte to the Chapel, where she is to perform for him, Paloma, Lizzie, Theis, Geoffrey, and an accidental Zhang Li. She is seen sitting on the stage, fastened by her lower legs underneath a red dress, wearing red lipstick with her hair styled extravagantly. Anton states to Charlotte that on the off chance that she plays a confounded piece without mistake, she will be allowed to leave. On the off chance that she makes a blunder, Zhang Li will “pay the value” (apparently sexual maltreatment like what was exacted on Charlotte). Be that as it may, this is later uncovered to be just a lie so as to lose Charlotte her game.

The Perfection
The Perfection

After the presentation wherein Charlotte blundered, Anton, Paloma, and Zhang Li leave the Chapel, and Theis and Geoffrey tie Charlotte, getting ready to gang rape her. Lizzie takes steps to assault Charlotte with her hand stump as retribution, however Theis and Geoffrey abruptly fall and kick the bucket. Lizzie and Charlotte kiss, and it is uncovered the two contrived together, harming the men’s beverages. Charlotte’s plot to render Lizzie extra to the foundation came about in Lizzie waking up about Anton’s brainwashing, and together they plotted their vengeance. Anton discovers Paloma medicated and cut to death, and is stood up to by Charlotte and Lizzie, equipped with kitchen blades. They assault Anton, however he figures out how to wrest the blade from Charlotte, damaging her arm before Lizzie thumps him oblivious.

The Perfection
The Perfection


Allison Williams as Charlotte

Molly Grace as Young Charlotte

Logan Browning as Lizzie

Milah Thompson as Young Lizzie

Steven Weber as Anton, the head of Bachoff Academy.

Alaina Huffman as Paloma, Anton’s better half

Imprint Kandborg as Theis

Graeme Duffy as Geoffrey

Eileen Tian as Zhang Li


In September 2017, it was announced Miramax would create and fund the movie, with Richard Shepard, coordinating from a screenplay without anyone else, Nicole Snyder and Eric Charmelo, with Bill Block producing. In October 2017, Allison Williams joined the cast of the film, with Stacey Reiss filling in as a maker on the film. In December 2017, Logan Browning joined the cast of the film.


The film had its reality debut at Fantastic Fest on September 20, 2018. Shortly after, Netflix acquired appropriation rights to the film. It was discharged on May 24, 2019.


Soundtrack On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an endorsement rating of 73% dependent on 85 surveys, with a weighted average of 6.58/10. The site’s basic agreement peruses, “Drove by a couple of convincing performances, The Perfection is a shrewd, holding spine chiller that spikes its wild curves with cutting wit.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted normal score of 60 out of 100, in view of 15 pundits, specifying “blended or normal surveys”.

The soundtrack for the film includes numerous old style game plans of Bach, Mozart, and Handel, among others. It likewise includes a few non-old style tracks:

“At any rate I Still Have You” by Rose Liu (Jason Zachary Parris, Lestley Renaldo Pierce, Rose Liu)

“Prepared or Not” by Gizzle (Morgan Dorr, Timothy Healy, Glenda Proby)

“How about we Make This a Moment to Remember” by Chromatics (Johnny Jewel)

“It’s On” by Deuce Mobb (Jonathan Pakfar)

“Petals” by Chromatics (Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Billy Corgan)

Writing Style

This post has been written in narrative writing style.


It had its reality debut at Fantastic Fest on September 20, 2018. It was discharged on May 24, 2019, by Netflix.


Some undefined time later, Anton, his mouth and eyes sewn shut and his appendages cut away, is compelled to tune in as Charlotte and Lizzie perform for him in the Chapel playing as one, both making up for the other’s missing hand.