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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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Lauren Tempany ...
Girl in Bed
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Boss
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Stephen Montgomery
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ...
Nurse (as Shabana Bakhsh)
Caroline Paterson ...
Woman at Hospital
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Patient
Judith Anne Christie ...
Waitress
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James
Richard Mack ...
Apprentice Chef Richard
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Virologist
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Juliet Cadzow ...
Wife at Grave
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Without love there is nothing. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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7 October 2011 (UK)  »

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Al final de los sentidos  »

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Opening Weekend:

£21,675 (UK) (11 October 2011)

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$2,959 (USA) (9 February 2012)
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Denis Lawson (Boss) and Ewan McGregor (Michael) are Star Wars Alumni. Lawson played Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars Trilogy, where McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Prequel Trilogy. See more »

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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 »

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[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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Featured in Projector: Perfect Sense (2011) See more »

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No voice was raised
written by Raymond Raposa
performed by Castanets
Courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty
Licensed courtesy of Domino Publishing Co Ltd (PRS)
By arrangament with Mixtape Music Ltd
Score Recorded at Studio Babelsberg by Falko Duczmal
Mixed by Falko Duczmal & Max Richter
Score Supervision by Mattias Schneider
Score Preparation by Dave Foster
Violin: Elissa Lee, Claudia Ajmone-Marsan
Viola: Sebastian Krunnies
Cello: Stefan Heinemeyer, Mok-hyun Gibson-Lane, Max Richter
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Strong film
30 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't want to say a lot about the story. Perfect Sense is a film you have to see, taste, smell, listen. It's not a Contagion - like movie, it's not a zombie one either, but it could definitely be a post

  • apocalyptic reality check.


We could, but we wouldn't want to imagine something like that happening, yet again "what if". How strong is the human heart and mind and how could we adapt in such a massive change? This film might suggest a hint.

Ewan McGregor plays a chef that somehow gets involved with Eva Green, a scientist. Then, all that matters is how these two characters cope with an epidemic that bursts, depriving people their senses.

I found this film quite enlightening, the performances intense, the music appropriate and, last but not least, the photography/ filming magnificent. Great work from the director David Mackenzie. The end was mind blowing, for me.

Keep an open mind, look at the big picture and it'll be worth your time.


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