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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.

Cast: Ben Whishaw , Dustin Hoffman , Alan Rickman , Rachel Hurd-Wood , John Hurt , Karoline Herfurth , David Calder , Simon Chandler

Director: Tom Tykwer

Genres: Thriller, Historical drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Release Date: December 27th, 2006|2 hr. 25 min.

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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This isn't pleasant to watch. Neither is it amusing, intellectually engaging, whimsically fascinating, coldly satirical or painfully poignant, though at any given moment in this erratic film director Tom Tykwer might be trying for one of these conflicting tones. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Weaves a sensual spell of extraordinary delicacy, then sustains it -- up to a point. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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

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