Perfume: the Story of A Murderer


2h 27m 2006

Brief Synopsis

In 18th-century France, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, orphaned as a newborn in the streets of Paris, is alone in the world. A peculiar child who rarely speaks, Grenouille is alienated from others but blessed with a remarkable gift. His sense of smell is so refined, so attuned to every blade of grass and

Film Details

Also Known As
Das Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Moerders, Le parfum - Histoire d'un meurtrier, Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Moerders, parfum - Histoire d'un meurtrier
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Franz Gossler
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS/PARAMOUNT PICTURES; Paramount Pictures
Location
Germany; France; Barcelona, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 27m

Synopsis

In 18th-century France, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, orphaned as a newborn in the streets of Paris, is alone in the world. A peculiar child who rarely speaks, Grenouille is alienated from others but blessed with a remarkable gift. His sense of smell is so refined, so attuned to every blade of grass and blossoming flower, that it's tragic when he's sold into servitude to a tannery at the age of 13 and surrounded by the foul odors that accompany his labor. But there comes a day when Grenouille does an errand in town and discovers the object that will transform his life: perfume. Eager to learn the art of creating sophisticated fragrance, he apprentices himself to a once-renowned perfumer, and proves to be a savant whose almost mystical knowledge of scent surpasses anything that can be taught to him by masters of the craft. Ironically, he was born with no scent of his own, a distinction which colors his undistinguished life. But Grenouille is fearless when it comes to the pursuit of a perfect perfume. When he discovers the most intoxicating scent he has ever experienced--the natural fragrance of a beautiful young girl--he learns that the only method to preserve her innocence and fresh beauty will require murder. Plaguing the countryside with a series of gruesome killings, Grenouille must stay one step ahead of the authorities until he captures the final ingredient for his greatest perfume--the essence of a beautiful redheaded girl whose wealthy father earnestly protects her. Only then, he believes, will he earn the attention and adulation that his extraordinary talent deserves.

Crew

Hans-peter Abts

Assistant Director

Jose Acedo

Other

Ruth Adelman

Adr Editor

Kurosch-oliver Akhavan

Makeup Artist

Kurosch-oliver Akhavan

Hair

Hammudi Al-rahmoud

Other

Pau Albin

On-Set Dresser

Katrin Albrecht

Caterer

Juan Alcaide

Gaffer

Manel Alcantara

Painter

Franz Alexander

Painter

Natalia Alexandre

Casting Assistant

Toni Allende

Wardrobe Dresser

Christian Almesberger

Camera Assistant

Christian Almesberger

Camera Operator

Flora Alvarez

Stunt Coordinator

Pablo Alza

Painter

Philipp Alzmann

Unit Manager

Priscilla Andrade

Production Assistant

Nuri Anglada

Wardrobe Dresser

Sue Appleton

Sculptor

Carles Arabia

Carpenter

Carlos Perez Aranda

Driver

Carlos Perez Aranda

Electrician

Pep Armengol

Casting Director

Jaime Arnez

Rigging Electrician

Pau Arregui

Other

David Arrieta

Office Runner

Tobias Asam

Assistant Director

Jordi Augusti

Painter

Laura Augustin

Wardrobe Dresser

Sabine Avenhaus

Sculptor

Tom Axmann

Carpenter

Alex Bagan

Carpenter

Gabriele Bahmer

Wardrobe

Eduardo Balada

Finance Manager

Angel Balaguer

Carpenter

Pepe Balaguer

Carpenter

Toni Balaguer

Carpenter

Toska Baltruschat

Assistant Editor

Toska Baltruschat

Visual Effects

Stephane Barache

Driver

Ferran Barbena

Driver

Pierre Barnaud

Unit Manager

Edu Barragan

Props

Jorge Barros

Electrician

Jorge Barros

Driver

Ulli Barthel

Music

Damien Bassman

Music

Stepan Batousek

2-D Animator

Markus Baum

Carpenter

Christoph Baumstieger

Carpenter

Jorgina Belda

Seamstress Supervisor

Carol Belenguer

Other

David Bello

Camera Trainee

Susana Ben-hassan

Special Makeup Effects

Erika Benedek

Makeup Artist

Jay Benedict

Adr Voice Casting

Simone Benek

Production Manager

Montserrat Berenguer

Painter

Christopher Berg

Dailies

Xavier Bernabeu

Assistant Director

Alexander Berner

Editor

Kerstin Biermann

Production Coordinator

Samuel Binkert

Caterer

Andrew Birkin

Screenplay

Jiri Blaha

Modelmaker

Josef Blaschke

Carpenter

Catherine Boisgontier

Assistant Costume Designer

Miquel Bordoy

Stand-In

Emilio Martinez Borsa

Driver

Roger Bosch

Office Runner

Carla Bossi

Painter

Michael Bottger

Construction

Karim Boudali

Props

Christian Braun

Rigging Electrician

Marie-christine Breton

Production Coordinator

Grace Browning

Casting

Tatjana Buchner

On-Set Dresser

Volkhard Buff

Stunt Coordinator

Ivan Bunuel

Camera Assistant

Stefan Burischek

On-Set Dresser

Stefan Busch

Sound Designer

Mireia Buyo

Wardrobe Dresser

Raef Caballro

Special Effects Technician

Raef Caballro

Driver

Christian Calveira

Wardrobe

Xavier Camprecios

Production Assistant

Neus Canas

Location Coordinator

Gonzalo Canellas

Transportation Manager

Lali Canosa

Painter

Alex Capdevila

Office Runner

Joan Capdevila

Production Assistant

Roberto Caputo

Driver

Aina Carbo

Assistant Director

Mieke Casal

Painter

Cristo Casalis

Electrician

Cristian Casals

Office Runner

Tomas Isla Casares

Art Department

Jesus Del Caso

Security

Fernando Casorran

Security

Jordi Castells

Painter

Josep Castells

Construction Manager

Celio Castro

Electrician

Olga Alvarino Cerro

Assistant

Christopher Chaber

Colorist

Deborah Chambers

Set Decorator

Claire Chanat

Wardrobe

Daniela Ortenzia Chelaru

Costume Coordinator

Andy Chevailler

Other

Mihai Chitu

Props

Ursula Paredes Choto

Assistant Costume Designer

Daniel Chour

Set Designer

Sarl Chrisco

Caterer

Olga Ciob

Props

Pippa Cleator

Other

Carles Climent

Accounting Assistant

David Clua

Painter

Laia Colet

Art Director

William Conacher

Dialogue Coach

David Conesa

Special Effects Assistant

Almudena Cormenzana

Production Coordinator

Andreea Cornel

Makeup Artist

Asta Coulomb

Song Performer

Christian Coulomb

Song Performer

Sebastien Coulomb

Song Performer

Merce Crespo

Wardrobe Dresser

Ana Maria Cubeiro

Makeup Artist

Lisa Curry

Seamstress Supervisor

Tanja Daberitz

Assistant Director

Jacobo Dabrovski

Office Runner

Franz Daimer

Carpenter

Michael Daumler

On-Set Dresser

Adam Ben David

Music

Sergio De Celis

Driver

Ulrike De La Lama

Makeup Artist

Ulrike De La Lama

Hairdresser

Victor De Maiziere

Music

Caroline De Tunny

Makeup Artist

Willy Delgado

Film Lab

Marianne Dennler

Assistant

Genaro Diaz

Carpenter

Birgit Dierken

Camera Assistant

Nicole Dierken

Camera Assistant

Anke Diez

Accountant

Ales Dlabac

3-D Animator

Xavier Domenec

Assistant Location Manager

Isabelle Domingo

Seamstress Supervisor

Paula Donadio

Stand-In

Markus Donhauser

Painter

Markus Drayss

3-D Artist

Oliver Dressnandt

Driver

Oliver Dressnandt

Assistant

Patrick Dubois

Driver

Nardeche Duffy

Construction

Kerstin Dyroff

Production Manager

Florian Eder

Carpenter

Bernd Eichinger

Producer

Bernd Eichinger

Screenplay

Jost Engelmayer

Electrician

Walter Erbe

Driver

Javier Espinosa

Electrician

Alessandro Fabrizi

Music

Sebastian Fahr

Assistant Director

Norbert Falkner

Project Manager

Miguel Angel Faura

Art Department Coordinator

Julio Fernandez

Key Grip

Julio Fernández

Executive Producer

Susana Fernandez

Seamstress Supervisor

Sylvie Ferrer

Production Accountant

Nancy Ferri

Casting Assistant

Alexis Fibla

Set Designer

Ana Fibla

Casting Assistant

Mat Fieldes

Music

Carlos Figols

Choreographer

Marc Fiquet

Special Effects Technician

Wolfrik Fischer

Props

Anna Ubach Font

Assistant

Cristina Font

Casting Assistant

Jiri Forejt

2-D Animator

Heike Forster

Accountant

Daniel Fortia

Construction

Isabel Franco

Makeup Artist

Wolfgang Franke

Key Grip

Claudia Freixes

Art Department

Anne Fremiot

Casting

Alex Friedrich

Props

Fabian Friedrich

Lighting Technician

Roland Friedrich

2-D Animator

Stephanie Frost

Sculptor

Johanna Fuchs

Assistant

Pol Fuentes

Costumes

Martin Fuhrer

Director Of Photography

Martin Fuhrer

Unit Director

Martin Fuhrer

Choreographer

Babette Furbringer

Other

Francesc Fuster

Painter

Joan Fuster

Props

L Fuster

Choreographer

Tamara Gabanyi

Props Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Das Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Moerders, Le parfum - Histoire d'un meurtrier, Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Moerders, parfum - Histoire d'un meurtrier
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Franz Gossler
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS/PARAMOUNT PICTURES; Paramount Pictures
Location
Germany; France; Barcelona, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 27, 2006

Limited Release in United States December 27, 2006

Released in United States on Video July 24, 2007

Released in United States February 2007

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (German Cinema) February 8-18, 2007.

Based on the novel "Das Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Moerders" written by Patrick Suskind; published by Knopf September 12, 1986.

Julian Schnabel had been mentioned to direct.

Johnny Depp had been mentioned to star.

Tim Burton had been mentioned to direct.

Ridley Scott was previously attached to direct.

Constantin Film paid $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 for the rights to the novel by Patrick Suskind.

Released in United States Winter December 27, 2006 (major markets)

Limited Release in United States December 27, 2006

Released in United States on Video July 24, 2007

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (German Cinema) February 8-18, 2007. )