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Perfect Sense (2011)

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A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Tempany ...
Girl in Bed
Stephen Montgomery
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ...
Nurse (as Shabana Bakhsh)
Caroline Paterson ...
Woman at Hospital
Judith Anne Christie ...
Richard Mack ...
Apprentice Chef Richard
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Juliet Cadzow ...
Wife at Grave


An odd epidemic appears across the globe: people suddenly lose one of their senses. At first, it's an outbreak of loss of smell. It's often presaged by a destructive temper tantrum. In this mix are a scientist and a chef - she's Susan, one of a team trying to understand the epidemic; he's Michael, charming and engaging. Susan and Michael begin a relationship in the middle of increasing chaos, as the loss of other senses plagues more people and as civil authorities try to maintain order. Susan's voice-over reflections provide insight. Is love possible in such a changed world? Can anything make perfect sense? Written by <>

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Release Date:

7 October 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Al final de los sentidos  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,567 (USA) (3 February 2012)


$1,567 (USA) (3 February 2012)

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The band playing in the nightclub scene are Cruiser. See more »


When Stephen is talking to Susan and the Virologist near the beginning of the film, a doctor can be seen running down the stairs behind him towards the floor below. The camera cuts away and then back to Stephen, showing the doctor running back down the stairs again, then after a second cut back, he vanishes. See more »


[first lines]
Susan: [narrating] There was darkness. There is light. There are men and women. There's food. There are restaurants. Disease. There's work. Traffic. The days as we know them, the world as we imagine the world.
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It's something between "The tree of life and "Blindness"
4 January 2012 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Even after watching it, I still don't know if it's brilliant or pathetic. It's something between "The tree of life" and "Blindness". For those who managed to watch it till the end, it will be definitely disturbing. Photography is amazing. Some disgusting scenes that could have been cut, some great ones that will make you remember your own past.I enjoyed specially Eva's "Blade Runner style" narration, with all those thoughts about love and the meaning of life. Maybe that's what the movie is all about, love is the only thing that makes sense in our lives. Anyway, at the end I realized that a movie who brings us such controversial feelings, is a far from being pathetic.

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