Perfect Sense (2011)

Feature Film | Horror | UK/Denmark/Ireland/Sweden | English | 1h32m
Dir: David Mackenzie | Scr: Kim Fupz Aakeson | Ph: Giles Nuttgens | Prod: Gillian Berrie & Malte Grunert | Mus: Max Richter | Ed: Jake Roberts | PD: Tom Sayer | AD: Andy Thomson | Narrator: Katy Engels | Cast: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner, Denis Lawson, Alastair Mackenzie

As a mysterious pandemic sweeps the world, depriving its inhabitants, one by one, of their senses, and in so doing – at first somewhat slowly and sputteringly, but then extremely expeditiously and emphatically – bringing about the end of the world, a chef (McGregor) and an epidemiologist (Green) tentatively form a romantic relationship, in Mackenzie’s well-crafted and affecting apocalyptic horror film. Nuttgens’s muted photography, Richter’s persistent yet beguiling score, and Engels’s melancholically poetic narration all add to the film’s alluringly fatalistic lyricism.