About

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

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Directed by

Tom Tykwer

Written by

Tom Tykwer (Screenplay)
Bernd Eichinger (Screenplay)
Andrew Birkin (Screenplay)
Patrick Süskind (Novel)

Runtime

147 minutes

Country

Spain, Germany, France

Language

English

Tagline

Based on the best-selling novel

Cast

Keywords

murder daughter supernatural orgy paris, france small town death prostitute child prodigy obsession genius 18th century lone wolf nose bad smell lavender fish market perfume

Lists

#856 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?