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Perfume (2001)

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A week in the lives of a group of models, photographers, agents, reporters, publicists and other characters during a wild modeling show in New York City.


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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »




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26 January 2001 (USA)  »

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27 members of the cast had or would go on to appear in the Law & Order (1990) franchise (14 in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) alone), including series stars Mariska Hargitay ("SVU"), Jeff Goldblum (Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)) and Paul Sorvino (original series). See more »


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Little bit lime
13 February 2002 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The mood and contents of the film seems to have something in common with Abel Ferrara´s style. People in the movie doesn´t really have anything to believe in. Life seems to be very meaningless. Tragic and comedy at the same time. But Perfume is a little bit lime. The idea of the movie is truly sweet. Actors having an excellent character history, and having them improvise all the scenes. Also strong Materialism depictions are great. The result is a little bit lime anyway. I truly recommend Michael Rymer´s fantastic work Angel Baby. That is truly a strong movie, even though a little bit underlined. Perfume is not underlined and that is the originality of Perfume.

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