Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

2007 "Obsession can cause the unthinkable."
7.5| 2h27m| R| en| More Info
Released: 05 January 2007 Released
Producted By: DreamWorks Pictures
Country: United States of America
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Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.


Fantasy, Drama, Crime

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Tom Tykwer

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Micitype Pretty Good
Protraph Lack of good storyline.
Claysaba Excellent, Without a doubt!!
Deanna There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
stretchfoofight Jaw droppingly great film. Where to begin. It's well written, gripping and the most unpredictable film I have ever seen. The acting is out of this world and the cast is riddled with A list actors, who couldn't be more understated if they tried. For me the clincher is the music, captivating, chilling and riddled with the ability to convey emotion and smell. This film is a saviour of films. An instant ability to restore my faith in film making. Thank you.
karjalainenvilhelmiina This is just not great, not brilliant, it's terrible. 2 hours of nothing. If you want to see something brilliant and great, please go outside in the forest, that is so much more satisfying than watching this movie.
shivajabarnia I hated the movie so much that I can not even find words to describe it.It's mindless, sexist, poorly executed, and definitely not worth the time. The only reason I'm giving it two stars is that the basic idea - of someone perceiving the world through smells - is nice, and that's merely the only good thing about this movie.
javi-y-se-acabo This movie, surely, isn't for everyone, but if you like it you will probably find a gem in this movie.It tells us the story of Jean Baptiste Grenouille, a boy who is born with an overdeveloped sense of smell and he wants to find the way to make all this different scents he smells to remain. The story is so great, told in an awesome way, and for me it was very original, something that you don't get to see that much these days. Because it's a story about perfumes, scents and smells, the movie had the difficult task to transmit that to us without having the possibility of the smells in a movie theater or in your house, but the director (Tom Tykwer) was able to recreate this world of smells in a very unique way. Although there were some parts that did not make much sense (why does he suddenly decides to live in the mountains? This is not really well explained) but they don't affect that much to the story development.Ben Wishaw shines here as Grenouille providing a performance with not many lines of dialogue but that transmits a lot with his movements and face gestures. He has that bit of innocence but also you see the madness he ends up with. Also Alan Rickman, who does not appear until the middle of the movie or so, provides a very powerful performance as the main antagonist, Richi the father of Laura, one of the possible future victims of Grenouille. The one I felt was a bit overdone was Dustin Hoffman who wasn't at the height of a perfume maker of Paris.The visuals in this movie were very stunning, with many powerful scenes (like the Final Perfume Scene, when Grenouille meets Laura or many more) that capture this aggressive, dark and gritty world but without needing violence or explosions , like in modern blockbusters, just keeping the tension and taking you to the world of scents in a wonderful way. And for that, the director had the help of himself, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek to create a magnificent score that almost provides this "smell" that you cannot introduce in a movie with very beautiful and also very creepy melodies.I recommend you to watch this movie and after that you will see if you liked it or not but for me was a wonderful experience and I surely recommend it to everyone.