Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama


Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) Poster

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7.5/10
218,513

Videos


Photos

  • Tom Tykwer and Ben Whishaw in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  • Alan Rickman and Rachel Hurd-Wood in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  • Tom Tykwer and Rachel Hurd-Wood in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  • Ben Whishaw in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  • Dustin Hoffman in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  • Tom Tykwer and Ben Whishaw in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


15 September 2006 | IJKMan
9
| Really Excellent, but probably best if you have read the book
It was a masterful achievement bringing the concepts of scent in to a book, bringing it to the large screen has even more challenges, which I believe was superbly overcome in this film. The film is narrated to ensure the audience understands some of the concepts and some parts of the plot were "dumbed-down" to make sure the audience got the point.

Unfortunately, much of the book had to be skipped in the interest of time – much of Grenouille's childhood is glossed over and the bit after the cave visit is completely omitted.

Despite this, the atmospheric sets and brilliant acting (with the exception of a disappointing Mr. Hoffman, who really does not have the stature of a master Parisian perfumer) kept me completely enthralled.

As in the original book, there is quite a bit of nudity, which is tastefully done, but I will be interested to see how this is swallowed in America – it will probably get an 18 rating or be cut down, which is a shame, it was given a 12 rating in Germany.

In summary, a really great film, but probably best if you have read the book beforehand..

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Picks His Iron Throne Winner

"Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau won't spoil how the show really ends, but does share his favorite Jaime scene and pick who would win in a battle for the throne.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com