Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Set in the 18th century, a young boy from an orphanage is sent to work at a tannery. He has an extremely well developed sense of smell, and cannot tolerate the odours at the tannery. One day, he follows a young woman and accidentally kills her, but he takes the opportunity to smell her from top to toe. Later, he finds his natural career making perfumes, and sets out to recreate the smell of the dead girl, but this process requires a steady supply of dead young woman. As Jack the Sniffer launches his bloody after-hours activities, he finds himself enchanted by a beautiful redhead with an over-protective dad. He needs her dead to perfect his perfume, but the authorities are on his tail...

144 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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I need a more intimate piece of clothing....
I need a more intimate piece of clothing....

Credits

Cast
Ben Wishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Simon Chandler, David Calder
Director
Tom Tykwer
ScreenplayAndrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer, from the novel by Patrick Sü;skind
MusicReinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
CinematographyFrank Griebe
EditingAlexander Berner
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced byConstantin Film Produktion GmbH, VIP 4 Medienfonds, Nouvelles Editions de Films, Castelao Producciones S.A., Davis-Films, Ikiru Films S.L., Rising Star

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityMass and explicit with sexual context
SexImplied in one scene
ViolenceFrequently strong to intense
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe depiction of morbidity in the unreal life of a perfumier who was self destructive and affected a lot of people.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Yazeed Kamaldien
10
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
20
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
5
iAfrica.com
Melanie Daly
18
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
24.com
Ivan Sadler
10
BBC
Jamie Russell
10
Box Office
Wade Major
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13
ScreenIt
9

What the People say

Internet
14068 Netizens
15

Average .. 66%

13




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