Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
I need a more intimate piece of clothing....
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
Where's it showing?
Ben Wishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Simon Chandler, David Calder
|Screenplay||Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer, from the novel by Patrick Sü;skind|
|Music||Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Constantin 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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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Nudity||Mass and explicit with sexual context|
|Sex||Implied in one scene|
|Violence||Frequently strong to intense|
|Comments||The 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||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarYazeed Kamaldien||10|
|Die BurgerMariana Malan||20|
|Cape TimesCarina Chocano||5|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||14|
|The CitizenBruce Dennill||14|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|BBC (UK)Jamie Russell||10|
|Box Office (USA)Wade Major||15|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||13|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 66%||13|
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