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DVD Review: "The Perfume Of Yvonne"

19 February 2010 10:13 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

 

By Todd Garbarini

 

It has been said that if you want action films, look no further than Asian and American cinema; and no one makes a mystery or a satire like the British.  The same can be said about the French when it comes to love stories, and while our Seine-strutting amis can also whip up slapstick comedies like few can (think Louis De Funes donning a beard, black hat, and impersonating a rabbi), they rarely fail to deliver captivating examples of both of these beloved genres. 

Patrice Leconte, best known to American audiences for Monsieur Hire (1989) and The Hairdresser’s Husband (1990), gives us The Perfume of Yvonne (1994), now available on DVD from Severin Films.  Based on the 1975 novel Villa Triste by Patrick Modiano, the film introduces us to Victor Chmara (Hippolyte Girardot of Manon of the Spring among many others), who is recalling the events that transpired in his »

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