• Publication date: October 23, 2013

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Based on the dark novel 'Perfume' by Patrick Süskind [sold over 15 million copies and translated into over 45 languages], director Tom Twyker also composed the score for his visceral cinematic adaptation. Born midst the stench of a fish-market, the odorless, lonely Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born, as his mother is standing selling fish. His one talent; being his ability to smell everything, including rocks and water, made him obsessed with creating the ultimate perfume of beauty…

Program data

Duration: 135

Production Year: 2006

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December 6, 2013 02:45 (KSA) ~ December 6, 2013 01:45 (CLT)

Based on the dark novel 'Perfume' by Patrick Süskind [sold over 15 million copies and translated into over 45 languages], director Tom Twyker also composed the score for his visceral cinematic adaptation. Born midst the stench of a fish-market, the odorless, lonely Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born, as his mother is standing selling fish. His one talent; being his ability to smell everything, including rocks and water, made him obsessed with creating the ultimate perfume of beauty…

On a production budget of US$ 64 million, the movie was an incredible success in Europe, eventually making over $100 million worldwide. On the other hand, in North America, it had a very small release, in a very limited number of theaters where it only took a modest $2 million.

"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" won a number of awards: Bambi Award for Best Producer (Bernd Eichinger), Best Director (Tom Tykwer) and Best Actor (Ben Whishaw) in 2006, the Bavarian Film Award for Best Director (Tom Tykwer) in 2007, and a European Film Award for Best Cinematographer (Frank Griebe) in 2007.

Starring:

  • Ben Winshaw as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
  • Alan Rickman as Antoine Richis
  • Rachel Hurd-Wood as Laura
  • Dustin Hoffman as Baldini Guiseppe
  • Karoline Herfurth as The Plum Girl
  • David Calder as Bishop of Grasse
  • John Hurt as Narrator

Directed by:  Tom Tykwer

Rating:  R for aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images.