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Perfume (2001)

R | | Drama | 26 January 2001 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lysa Apostle ...
Melissa
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Janice Crawford
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Monica
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Maitre D'
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Model
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Irene Mancini
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Morton
Chemin-Martinez Carroll ...
Posse Member 13
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Peter McMichaels
Murielle Arden ...
Heidi (as Murielle Cohen)
Carol Commissiong ...
Vendela
Sara Conca ...
Model #2
Eve Cook ...
Model
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'Perfume' chronicles one week in the lives of over a dozen people involved in the magazine and entertainment business of New York City. The central characters include Italian designer Lorenzo Mancini who learns that he's dying from cancer and decides to get his affairs in order with his wife Irine and his business partner Guido. Lorenzo's son Mario is a recording promoter who's latest client is hip-hop rapper J.B.. Roberta is a designer hard-pressed to fill out a latest dress design for the next Broadway show her group is putting on. Other characters are Jamie, a crafty agent whose latest client, Camille finds success but affects their relationship in ways he never planned and fails to deal with. Leese Hotton is a has-been model/actress trying to make a comeback into the spotlight; Janice Crawford is a wealthy publisher and control freak whose problems escalate with the arrival of her estranged teenage daughter Halley whom Janice abandoned her and everything else for her career years ... Written by Matt Patay

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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All the dialog was created by the actors. See more »

Quotes

Guido: Were do you keep the batteries, if you don't mind me asking?
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Rafaga de Luz
Written by Tierra Negra
Performed by Tierra Negra
Published by Marzpan Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Water Music Records
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I really enjoyed this movie, and was surprised that a movie with such an all-star cast got such little recognition. Life is about relationships, and I felt that this movie showed a wonderful variety of family relationships without delving too deeply into cliches of "family life". Jared Harris gave a fantastic, understated performance, and Mariel Hemingway was phenomenal. I'm a big Jeff Goldblum fan, and was typically transfixed by his performance here. Joanne Baron played a caricature that was actually human. As for the soundtrack, I have to agree with the others who commented on the music. It was a beautiful blend of hip-hop and opera (most likely commenting on the budding relationship between Lorenzo Mancini and J.B.) that reminded me strongly of the diva's performance in 'The 5th Element.'


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