Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Movie


Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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2007 | R | Suspense Thriller | 2hrs, 27m

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, 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.

U.S. Release Date

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer release date was Friday, January 5, 2007.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Directed by

Tom Tykwer


Andrew Birkin
Bernd Eichinger
Tom Tykwer


Rating MPAA

R for aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images


The story is set in 18th-century Paris and follows Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), who becomes obsessed with a young woman, fixating on the idea of bottling her aroma, which eventually leads to murder. Dustin Hoffman plays Guiseppe Baldini, a perfumer, and Alan Rickman plays the father of the girl Grenouille is fascinated by.

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  • Based on the best-selling novel.

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