• Post category:Movies
  • Post last modified:November 8, 2016

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


perfumeIn 18th century Paris, a child is born into poverty but with an exceptional sense of smell; his life becomes a very bloody quest for the most unique, enchanting scents. Tom Tykwer’s adaptation of the highly-praised Patrick SĆ¼skind novel is a strange beast. Grand locations convey the filth and beauty of this era and place (that needed pleasant scents more than we do), and the story is interesting… but the episodic telling of it does not always keep you on the edge of your seat. Ben Whishaw becomes more engaging after a while and Dustin Hoffman is very amusing as the perfumer who’s lost his touch.

2006-Germany-France-Spain. 147 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Tom Tykwer. Screenplay: Tom Tykwer, Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger. Novel: Patrick SĆ¼skind. Cinematography: Frank Griebe. Cast: Ben Whishaw (Jean-Baptiste Grenouille), Dustin Hoffman (Giuseppe Baldini), Alan Rickman (Richis), Rachel Hurd-Wood, Karoline Herfurth, David Calder. Narrated byĀ John Hurt.

Trivia: Ridley Scott and Tim Burton were allegedly considered for directing duties; Stanley Kubrick is said to have declared the novel “unfilmable”.

European Film Awards: Best Cinematography.

5 kopia



What do you think?

0 / 5. Vote count: 0

Got something to say?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.