Double Meaning Inherent in the Film : focused on the Movie "Perfume"

영화 속에 내재된 이중적 의미 : 영화 "향수"를 중심으로

  • 김성훈 (한서대학교 연극영화학과)
  • Received : 2010.12.30
  • Accepted : 2011.01.13
  • Published : 2011.03.28


Double meaning inherent in the film is interpreted in the same context as it's called ambiguity in the literature. Ambiguity means that one word or one sentence can be interpreted in two or more meanings. In the movie, one behavior of a character, a prop or a costume with two or more meanings faces the audience. A famous French direct Francois Ozon said "The director has always made movie contrary to his/her latest movie." This means that the film should seek to reform and it's his philosophy about the movie. Actually, it's the film's basis that a movie breaks the taboo. The film has always challenged taboos and led the progressivism. Taboos of western films are more intense than our country's moral and ethical level. Their taboos are to deny the sacred and legitimacy of Christianity. Particularly, as many people talk about the film to deny the divinity of Jesus Christ, it's sufficient to elicit an argument pro and con. This study is to choose the movie "Perfume"of director Tom Tykwer as a text, examine the highly elaborate and strategical double meaning in the movie and analyze the western taboos to deceive the audience skillfully.


Double Meaning;Perfume;Christianity;Taboo;Divinity


Supported by : 한서대학교


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