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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Release Date: December 27th, 2006

R|2 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
With his incredible talent for discerning scents, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is one of 18th-century France's finest perfumers. He becomes obsessed with capturing an elusive aroma: the scent of young womanhood. His search takes a deadly turn, and when the bodies of 12 young females are found, panic breaks out, with families rushing to lock up their daughters.

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Genres: Thriller, Historical drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • Weaves a sensual spell of extraordinary delicacy, then sustains it -- up to a point. show more

  • There are sniff movies and there are snuff movies, but Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is both. It has the bouquet of balm and blood. Imagine "Fragrance of the Lambs." show more

  • Long regarded as unfilmable, Patrick Suskind's 1985 novel "Perfume" has finally reached the screen in a blockbuster production that succeeds reasonably well in achieving what many said was beyond the scope of cinema: conveying the world of scent and smell. show more

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