Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
December 27, 2006 (Limited)
January 5, 2007 (Moderate)
Rated R for aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images
Based on the bestselling novel by Patrick Süskind, "Perfume" is a terrifying story of murder and obsession set in 18th-century France.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) has a unique talent for discerning the scents and smells that swirl around him, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. Strangely lacking any scent of his own, he becomes obsessed with capturing the irresistible but elusive aroma of young womanhood. As Grenouille's obsession turns deadly, twelve young girls...
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It's the perfect name for a serial killer movie: Perfume
. Okay, it might be a bit odd, until you take it in context: the movie is about a misguided young man in 18th century France who wants to achieve the perfect scent, that of a woman. To do so, he needs to kill them to study them and extract their smell.
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