The Perfection review: 10 most shocking moments

The Perfection on Netflix via Media Center
The Perfection on Netflix via Media Center /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
6 of 7
Next
The Perfection on Netflix via Media Center
The Perfection on Netflix via Media Center /

4. Pay the price

Anton has Charlotte tied up and dressed in a formal gown. He demands Charlotte play, except this time, if Charlotte messes up, she won’t be the one who’ll be raped as punishment. Anton shocks us all by having his wife Paloma bring Zhang Li into the room.

We met Zhang Li earlier in the movie. She’s a young girl, not older than 11, who just entered Anton’s institution. Without having to say much at all, Anton insinuates that Li will be raped if Charlotte doesn’t play every note right.

At this moment, I didn’t know if I wanted to continue watching the movie. Did The Perfection take it too far here? Maybe, but at least nothing happens to Li.

3. The plan

Charlotte does mess up a note while playing, but Anton has Paloma escort Li back to her room, telling Charlotte he’s not a “random pervert.” Sure, Anton…sure. Instead, it’s Charlotte who will pay the price.

Anton leaves the room to allow Theis, Geoffrey, and Lizzie to have their way with Charlotte. But before anyone can hurt her, Theis and Geoffrey fall to the ground and die, shaking violently. They were poisoned by Lizzie as, in yet another twist, we learn Lizzie and Charlotte planned this out.

The movie rewinds again to show Lizzie and Charlotte talking just after Lizzie cut her hand off. Charlotte tells Lizzie she knows about the torture and rape and assures Lizzie that Anton doesn’t care or love any of them.