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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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David Mackenzie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Green ... Susan
Lauren Tempany Lauren Tempany ... Girl in Bed
Ewan McGregor ... Michael
Connie Nielsen ... Jenny
Denis Lawson ... Boss
Stephen Dillane ... Stephen Montgomery
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ... Nurse (as Shabana Bakhsh)
Caroline Paterson Caroline Paterson ... Woman at Hospital
Malcolm Shields ... Patient
Judith Anne Christie Judith Anne Christie ... Waitress
Ewen Bremner ... James
Richard Mack Richard Mack ... Apprentice Chef Richard
Alastair Mackenzie ... Virologist
Anamaria Marinca ... Street Performer
Juliet Cadzow Juliet Cadzow ... Wife at Grave
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Without love there is nothing. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | Sweden | Denmark | Ireland

Language:

English | Sign Languages

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Al final de los sentidos See more »

Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,567, 5 February 2012

Gross USA:

$2,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$933,352
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Mackenzie watched the Fernando Meirelles film Blindness (2008) before filming commenced so that he wouldn't emulate it in any way. (The two film both deal with the loss of senses.) See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

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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The Most Terrifying Film I've seen in Years!
29 December 2011 | by giggedyguySee all my reviews

Yes, it's a romantic film. There's a lot of light-hearted stuff in the mix. But the concept of what inevitably will happen and the events mapping the way were frightening to me. I had a very present fear that the same thing could happen to me, silly as that sounds. I felt like I'd been punched in the stomach at the end.

My roommate and I watched this and Contagion on the same night. Compared to this, Contagion was a let down and almost boring--not denying that it was a really good film, it just wasn't as polished. Perfect Sense had so much STYLE and kept us glued to the screen. It was so entertaining! I think it's my favorite "world might be ending" movie of all time. I've never been so satisfied by a film of this genre before.


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