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Perfume (2001)

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.

Director:

Michael Rymer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lysa Apostle Lysa Apostle ... Melissa
Joanne Baron ... Janice Crawford
Morena Baccarin ... Monica
Kylie Bax ... Maitre D'
Angela Bettis ... Wilemina
Heather J. Braden ... Model
Sônia Braga ... Irene Mancini (as Sonia Braga)
D.W. Brown ... Morton
Chemin-Martinez Carroll Chemin-Martinez Carroll ... Posse Member 13
Hunter Carson ... Peter McMichaels
Murielle Arden Murielle Arden ... Heidi (as Murielle Cohen)
Carol Commissiong Carol Commissiong ... Vendela
Sara Conca Sara Conca ... Model #2
Eve Cook Eve Cook ... Model
Coolio ... T
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Storyline

'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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dress to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Cheruben
Written by Adam Plack
Performed by Lush
Published by Yalumba Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Australian Music Int'l
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Excellent genre-focused film
30 January 2006 | by sassycotbSee all my reviews

I don't think this was meant to be appealing or entertaining as a mainstream film. I think that as an offering to the mainstream as glimpse into the fashion industry, it hit it's mark. You were invited into that culture for a little while, listen, trail behind and watch, and left to draw your own conclusions about some of it. It had enough of a documentary-reality media feel to it to be very compelling, if you wished to participate.

I hung out on the fringes of the fashion media industry for about 10 years when I lived in New York, and I can tell you that I had or heard some of those very same conversations - I could just about finish so many of their sentences. There really are the Janices who leave their families behind, etc., etc.

I appreciate a film or a book that doesn't spoon-feed me information, or tell me how I need to feel. I like to be able to bring something of myself to it; that to me is intelligent interaction, and what art at every level is all about.


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