Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Obsession can cause the unthinkable.

  • Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-09-13
  • User Rating: 7.351/10 from 4186 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rising Star
  • Production Country: Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, United States of America
  • Director: Tom Tykwer
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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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  • Ben Whishaw

    as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
  • Alan Rickman

    as Richis
  • Rachel Hurd-Wood

    as Laura
  • Dustin Hoffman

    as Giuseppe Baldini
  • John Hurt

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Karoline Herfurth

    as The Plum Girl
  • David Calder

    as Bishop of Grasse
  • Simon Chandler

    as Mayor of Grasse
  • Sian Thomas

    as Madame Gaillard
  • Jessica Schwarz

    as Natalie
  • Corinna Harfouch

    as Madame Arnulfi
  • Paul Berrondo

    as Dominique Drouot
  • Timothy Davies

    as Chenier
  • Sam Douglas

    as Grimal
  • Harris Gordon

    as Marquis de Montesquieu
  • Sara Forestier

    as Jeanne
  • Joanna Griffiths

    as Marianne
  • Birgit Minichmayr

    as Grenouille's Mother
  • Alvaro Roque

    as Grenouille 5 Years
  • Franck Lefeuvre

    as Grenouille 12 Years
  • Michael Smiley

    as Porter
  • Richard Felix

    as Chief Magistrate
  • Francesc Albiol

    as Court Official
  • Gonzalo Cunill

    as Guard 1 Dungeon
  • Roger Salvany

    as Guard 2 Dungeon
  • Reg Wilson

    as Customer Fishmarket
  • Catherine Boisgontier

    as Woman Fishmarket
  • Núria Casas

    as Woman 2 Fishmarket
  • Carlos Gramaje

    as Police Lieutenant Fishmarket
  • Walter Cots

    as Driver
  • Perry Millward

    as Marcel
  • Jan Cortes

    as Boy Boarding House
  • Berta Ros

    as Girl Boarding House
  • Joan Serrats

    as Upholsterer
  • Jaume Montané

    as Pelissier
  • Bridget McConnell

    as Aunt
  • Duna Jové

    as Young Woman
  • Dora Romano

    as Baldini's Wife
  • Carolina Vera

    as Neapolitan Girl
  • Ramón Pujol

    as Lucien
  • Anna Gelman

    as Albine
  • Laura Gelman

    as Françoise
  • Guillermo Ayesa

    as Tallien
  • Anna Diogene

    as Tallien's Wife
  • Montserrat Maso

    as Housekeeper
  • Toby Harper

    as Police Lieutenant
  • Jerome Willis

    as Councillor 1
  • Fermí Reixach

    as Councillor 2
  • Derek Smee

    as Councillor 3
  • Albert Pérez

    as Councillor 4
  • Artur Sala

    as Gatekeeper
  • Thomas Lenox

    as Messenger
  • Richard Collins-Moore

    as Innkeeper
  • Francesca Piñón

    as Innkeeper's Wife
  • Nico Baixas

    as Guard Torture Chamber
  • Enric Arquimbau

    as Executioner
  • Oriol Tramvia

    as Land Priest
  • Cristina Solà

    as Woman with Bishop
  • Laura Vidal Traver

    as Hangover Girl
  • Ariadna Cabrol

    as Beggar Woman 1
  • Maia Jenkinson

    as Beggar Woman 2
  • Andrés Herrera

    as Door Guard
Writing Bernd Eichinger Screenplay
Production Bernd Eichinger Producer
Writing Tom Tykwer Screenplay
Directing Tom Tykwer Director
Sound Tom Tykwer Original Music Composer
Sound Johnny Klimek Original Music Composer
Sound Reinhold Heil Original Music Composer
Camera Frank Griebe Director of Photography
Crew Volkhart Buff Stunt Coordinator
Editing Alexander Berner Editor
Writing Andrew Birkin Screenplay
Production Samuel Hadida Executive Producer
Production Michelle Guish Casting
Writing Patrick Süskind Novel
Production Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
Production Andreas Schmid Executive Producer
Production Christine Rothe Line Producer
Production Christine Rothe Executive In Charge Of Production
Art Uli Hanisch Production Design
Sound Matthias Lempert Sound Editor
Sound Matthias Lempert Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Michael Kranz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Flora Álvarez Stunt Coordinator
Visual Effects Dennis Lowe Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Carsten Richter Foley
Costume & Make-Up Pierre-Yves Gayraud Costume Design
Production Martin Moszkowicz Executive Producer
Production Manuel Malle Executive Producer
Production Julio Fernández Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Waldemar Pokromski Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Waldemar Pokromski Makeup Designer
Production Silvia Tollmann Production Manager
Production Silvia Tollmann Line Producer
Sound Roland Winke Sound Director
Sound Roland Winke Sound Mixer
Production Gigi Oeri Co-Producer
Production Edmon Roch Delegated Producer
Sound Simon Rattle Conductor
Crew Gregory Brossard Stunts
Crew Harry Täschner Stunt Double
Sound Robert Edwards ADR Recordist
Crew Francesc Martinell Stunts
Directing Sebastian Fahr-Brix First Assistant Director
Directing Xavier Bernabeu First Assistant Director
Directing Ulrike Schürhoff Second Assistant Director
Directing Sergi Ruiz Second Assistant Director
Production Grace Browning Casting
Crew Renato Camargos Stunts
Crew Adrián de Cea Stunt Double
Crew Anna García Cuartero Stunts
Crew Santi Franco Stunts
Crew Bianca Wendlinger Stunt Double
Crew Lidia Titos Stunt Coordinator
Crew Julia Schrodl Stunts