Perfume: the Story of A Murderer | 2006

Adaptation, Thriller
Story of an 18th century Parisian who's drivien by an obsession to be a serial killer.

Cast

... Jean-Baptiste Grenouille

Actor

... Giuseppe Baldini

Actor

... Antoine Richis

Actor

... Laura Richis

Actor

... Madame Arnulfi

Actor

... Narrator

Actor

... The Plum Girl

Actor

... Bishop of Grasse

Actor

... Mayor of Grasse

Actor

... Madame Gaillard

Actor

... Natalie

Actor

... Dominique Druot

Actor

Company

A Sept Lieux DTCI

Production Company

Production Company

Andi Mattmann

Production Company

Animals Malpartida S.I>

Production Company

Axxis Music

Production Company

Bavaria Film Studios

Production Company

Synopsis

In 18th-century France, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, orphaned as a newborn in the streets of Paris, is alone in the world. A peculiar child who rarely speaks, Grenouille is alienated from others but blessed with a remarkable gift. His sense of smell is so refined, so attuned to every blade of grass and blossoming flower, that it's tragic when he's sold into servitude to a tannery at the age of 13 and surrounded by the foul odors that accompany his labor. But there comes a day when Grenouille does an errand in town and discovers the object that will transform his life: perfume. Eager to learn the art of creating sophisticated fragrance, he apprentices himself to a once-renowned perfumer, and proves to be a savant whose almost mystical knowledge of scent surpasses anything that can be taught to him by masters of the craft. Ironically, he was born with no scent of his own, a distinction which colors his undistinguished life. But Grenouille is fearless when it comes to the pursuit of a perfect perfume. When he discovers the most intoxicating scent he has ever experienced--the natural fragrance of a beautiful young girl--he learns that the only method to preserve her innocence and fresh beauty will require murder. Plaguing the countryside with a series of gruesome killings, Grenouille must stay one step ahead of the authorities until he captures the final ingredient for his greatest perfume--the essence of a beautiful redheaded girl whose wealthy father earnestly protects her. Only then, he believes, will he earn the attention and adulation that his extraordinary talent deserves.

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