Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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With his incredible talent for discerning scents, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is one of 18th-century France's finest perfumers. He becomes obsessed with capturing an elusive aroma: the scent of young womanhood. His search takes a deadly... read more
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With his incredible talent for discerning scents, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is one of 18th-century France's finest perfumers. He becomes obsessed with capturing an elusive aroma: the scent of young womanhood. His search takes a deadly turn, and when the bodies of 12 young females are found, panic breaks out, with families rushing to lock up their daughters.

Original Release

09/14/2006

Cast

Ben Whishaw Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
Simon Chandler Mayor of Grasse
David Calder Bishop of Grasse
Richard Felix Chief Magistrate
Birgit Minichmayr Grenouille's Mother
Sian Thomas Madame Gaillard
Michael Smiley Porter
Alvaro Roque Grenouille 5 Years
Franck Lefeuvre Grenouille 12 Years
Sam Douglas Grimal
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tom Tykwer

Writers

Tom Tykwer, Bernd Eichinger, Andrew Birkin, Patrick Süskind

Cast

Ben Whishaw Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
Simon Chandler Mayor of Grasse
David Calder Bishop of Grasse
Richard Felix Chief Magistrate
Birgit Minichmayr Grenouille's Mother
Sian Thomas Madame Gaillard
Michael Smiley Porter
Alvaro Roque Grenouille 5 Years
Franck Lefeuvre Grenouille 12 Years
Sam Douglas Grimal
Karoline Herfurth The Plum Girl
Timothy Davies Chenier
Dustin Hoffman Giuseppe Baldini
Rachel Hurd-Wood Laura
Alan Rickman Richis
Sara Forestier Jeanne
Corinna Harfouch Madame Arnulfi
Paul Berrondo Druot
Joanna Griffiths Marianne
Jessica Schwarz Natalie

Producers

Andreas Schmid Executive Producer
Martin Moszkowicz Executive Producer
Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
Manuel Cuotemoc Malle Executive Producer
Samuel Hadida Executive Producer
Julio Fernández Executive Producer
Bernd Eichinger Producer
Gigi Oeri Producer
Teresa Gefaell Producer
Edmon Roch Producer
Silvia Tollmann Producer

Editors

Alexander Berner

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