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Perfect Sense

Perfect Sense
  • 2011
  • Germany/UK/Sweden/Denmark
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Mackenzie
  • Written by: Kim Fupz Aakeson
  • Cast: Eva Green, Ewan McGregor

While a terrifying plague robs humankind of its senses one by one, a chef (McGregor) and a scientist (Green) meet and fall in love, each for the first time. Scottish filmmaker Mackenzie's most accomplished film to date is either utterly depressing or gloriously exhilarating, depending on how you read it.

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Perfect Sense

14 Sep 20114 stars

Dark yet sentimental romance set in an apocalyptic world

(15) 92min David Mackenzie’s seventh feature is, superficially, his most disturbing yet. That’s saying something given the Scottish filmmaker introduced himself and his penchant for dark psychosexual drama with his grim and gritty adaptation of…

The List Awards at Edinburgh International Film Festival

22 Jun 2011

The Last Circus, Perfect Sense and Project Nim among winning films

It’s been well documented that as a result of what festival director James Mullighan refers to as ‘straightened times’, the Edinburgh Film Festival has scaled back its more expensive operations this year, including cutting several awards. However…

Perfect Sense an ambitious film that demands a lot from audience

20 Jun 2011

David Mackenzie’s feature thought-provoking and quietly moving

The weekend saw one of the biggest events of this year’s EIFF programme, as the massive Festival Theatre played host to the European premiere of David Mackenzie’s new film, the Glasgow-set sci-fi romance Perfect Sense, on Saturday night. I interviewed…

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