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Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer (2007)

5 Ratings: 3.4
Art House & International movie directed by Tom Tykwer

Based on Patrick Suskind's novel about a serial killer who hunts victims with his superhuman sense of smell,Perfume: Story of a Murdereris a florid, grisly portrayal of this historical drama set in 18th century France. Jean-Baptiste Grunuis (Ben Whishaw) … see full wiki

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Director: Tom Tykwer
5 reviews about Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer (2007)
review by . January 20, 2008
Of all the movies about deranged killers, this is probably the most intriguing one yet produced. Set in post-Napoleanic France, the story follows the tragic life of a man, Jean, from birth to death, and how his scent of smell leads him to do ghoulish deeds. You see, Jean has the world's most acute sense of smell, both in terms of sensitiveness, and ability to distinguish two smells that are almost identical. Growing up in an orphanage, his ability sets him apart from the others. He finally escapes …
review by . October 30, 2007
It's tough to get past the first few minutes of this Perfume: Story of a Murderer, given the images of the seamy side of 18th century Paris and its denizens (human, animal and insect). But in the overall scheme of things, those discomfiting sights are necessary to give you a sense of the supernormal sense of smell that the protagonist, Jean-Baptist Grenouille possesses.    From the moment of his unfortunate birth under a fishmonger's table this is a tale of the full spectrum …
review by . September 28, 2007
Even after reading the book, Perfume is the kind of a movie that can still shock and send chills down the spine. The story of a man born with no scent of his own but on a constant hunt for something that he can capture and anoint with to fit in is magnetic. I have never heard of a more interesting take on the world of scent mixed in with murder.     Ben Whishaw as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille was enigmatic, quiet, spooky, passionate and evil. I traveled though a flurry of emotions …
review by . August 21, 2007
There is such a fascination in adapting famous books to the cinema language, for both filmmakers and film-viewers, especially if the book is a famous best seller one. Comparisons will take place, no doubt. "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" is almost a collective part of a lot of people's memory and wakes curiosity the film itself. So I clearly see that the cinema language is absolutely different than literature language (in all genres)? Anyhow, expectations are served. Jean-Baptiste is someone …
review by . August 03, 2007
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PERFUME - THE STORY OF A MURDERER may not succeed on every level. Based on the novel DAS PERFUM by Patrick Süskind and prepared for the screen by Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, and director Tom Tykwer, this is a story more about the senses than about people. The main character is not the sort of man with whom we can identify, but the progress of this crazed youth into the olfactory madness of serial killing for the sake of creating perfumes does provide an opportunity to study life in the 18th …
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