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As a number of luminaries on the international fashion scene converge for a major show, their personal and professional crises come to a head in this comedy-drama. Lorenzo Mancini (Paul Sorvino) is an internationally famous designer who has learned he has only a short time to live. As Mancini tries to make his peace with both his ex-wife (Sonia Braga) and his long-time companion (Peter Gallagher), he also tries to mend fences with his son (and heir) Mario (Michael Sorvino) while persuading him to not merge the family business with the hip-hop fashion empire of J.B. (Omar Epps. Anthony (Jared Harris), a famous and influential fashion photographer, is having a career crisis as his marriage to Francene (Michelle Forbes) begins to collapse. Cutting-edge designer Roberta (Rita Wilson) is scrambling to complete her latest line as her underlings start leaving her one by one. Camille (Leslie Mann), Roberta's business partner, may be the next to hit the road, as she becomes involved with Jamie (Jeff Goldblum), who works for a firm run by arch-rival designer Phillip (Harris Yulin). And Janice (Joanne Baron), the editor of a leading fashion journal, is facing a deadline when she gets an unexpected visitor -- her daughter Halley (Michelle Williams), whom she hasn't seen in over a decade. Taking an unusual approach, director Michael Rymer and screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson wrote a detailed outline for Perfume and in-depth background sketches for all the characters, but allowed the cast to improvise all the dialogue used in the film. Perfume had its world premiere at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Awarded by
Independent Spirit Awards Nadia Leonelli Producers Award 2001 Nominee


Joanne Baron
as Janice
Angela Bettis
as Wilemina
Sonia Braga
as Irene
Carmen Electra
as Simone
Omar Epps
as J. B.
Michelle Forbes
as Francene
Peter Gallagher
as Guido
Jeff Goldblum
as Jamie
Harry Hamlin
as Hancock
Mariska Hargitay
as Darcy
Jared Harris
as Anthony
Mariel Hemingway
as Leese
Gaby Hoffmann
as Gabrielle
Robert Joy
as Andrew
Kyle MacLachlan
as Business Manager
Leslie Mann
as Camille
Steven Chester Prince
as Denis
Chris Sarandon
as Gary Packer
Paul Sorvino
as Lorenzo
Michelle Williams
as Halley
Rita Wilson
as Roberta
Harris Yulin
as Phillip
Amber Valletta
as Blair


Michael Rymer
Cynthia Hargrave
Fredrik Sundwall
L.M. Kit Carson
Nadia Leonelli
L.M. Kit Carson
Michael Rymer
Rex Nicholson
Dany Cooper
Gay Studebaker
Production Designer
Loretta Crawford
Rob Fields
Associate Producer
Michael Paseornek
Executive Producer
Jeff Goldblum
Executive Producer
Joanne Baron
Executive Producer
Damita Nikapota
Executive Producer
Shawn Barton
Costume Designer
Andrew Plain
Sound/Sound Designer
Antonio Arroyo
Sound/Sound Designer
Aisha Coley
Andrew Plain
Supervising Sound Editor