SURTALCHILGAAN DEER DARAHAD ARILJ KINO GARNA.
A quarter century, Patrick Süskind’s hit Perfume was the very tallness of abstract mold: a business distributed sensation. Resuscitated now on celluloid by German executive Tom Tykwer, the story is a touch of a shame, such as finding a couple of 80s leg-warmers at the back of a drawer. Did individuals truly wear these things?
Everything about Perfume looks proud and exaggerated, substantial with middlebrow pretentiousness and spurious period point of interest. Just the presence of that mythically postponed film rendition of DM Thomas’ once uncontrollably elegant 1981 novel The White Hotel would make a greater recoil.