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Perfume : the story of a murderer

Author: Tom TykwerAndrew BirkinBernd EichingerGigi OeriBen WhishawAll authors
Publisher: München : Constantin Film Produktion ; Universal City, CA : Distributed by DreamWorks Home Entertainment, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1738 in Paris, a baby is born under a fishmonger's bloody table in a marketplace and abandoned. Orphaned, passed over to the monks as a charity case, already there is something about the tiny infant that is unsettling. No one will look after him; he is somehow too demanding and, even more disturbing, something is missing: he doesn't smell the way a baby should; indeed, he has no scent at all. Yet Jean-Baptiste  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Suspense films
Thriller
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Drama
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Thrillers (Motion pictures)
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Tykwer; Andrew Birkin; Bernd Eichinger; Gigi Oeri; Ben Whishaw; Alan Rickman; Rachel Hurd-Wood; Dustin Hoffman; John Hurt; Karoline Herfurth; David Calder; Simon Chandler; Sian Thomas; Jessica Schwarz; Corinna Harfouch; Paul Berrondo; Timothy Davies; Sam Douglas; Harris Gordon; Sara Forestier; Joanna Griffiths; Birgit Minichmayr; Alvaro Roque; Frank Lefeuvre; Michael Smiley; Richard Felix; Frank Griebe; Alexander Berner; Pierre-Yves Gayraud; Uli Hanisch; Patrick Süskind; Dreamworks Pictures.; Constantin Film (Firm); VIP 4 (Firm); Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm); Castelao Productions.; DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 141573108X 9781415731086
OCLC Number: 124168359
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French; closed-captioned.
Notes: From the novel by Patrick Süskind.
Special features: The story of "Perfume" [featurette] (14 min.); Previews (8 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Frank Griebe ; production designer, Uli Hanisch ; editor, Alexander Berner ; costume designer, Pierre-Yves Gayraud ; makeup & hair design, Waldemar Pokromski ; music, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil ; performed by Berliner Philharmoniker, conductor, Sir Simon Rattle.
Cast: Ben Whishaw (Jean-Baptiste Grenouille), Alan Rickman (Richis), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Laura), Dustin Hoffman (Giuseppe Baldini), John Hurt (narrator), Karoline Herfurth (the plum girl), David Calder (Bishop of Grasse), Simon Chandler (Mayor of Grasse), Sian Thomas (Madame Gaillard), Jessica Schwarz (Natalie), Corinna Harfouch (Madame Arnulfi), Paul Berrondo (Druot), Timothy Davies (Chenier), Sam Douglas (Grimal), Harris Gordon (Marquis de Montesquieu), Sara Forestier (Jeanne), Joanna Griffiths (Marianne), Birgit Minichmayr (Grenouille's mother), Alvaro Roque (Grenouille, age 5), Franck Lefeuvre (Grenouille, age 13), Michael Smiley (porter), Richard Felix (Chief Magistrate).
Event notes: Originally produced as a German/French/Spanish motion picture in 2006.
Awards: Winner, 2007 German Film Awards, Film Award in Gold, Beste Kamera/Bildgestaltung (Best Cinematography)--Frank Griebe; Bestes Kostümbild (Best Costume Design)--Pierre-Yves Gayraud; Bester Schnitt (Best Editing)--Alexander Berner; Bestes Szenenbild (Best Production Design)--Uli Hanisch; Beste Tongestaltung (Best Sound)--Stefan Busch, Dirk Jacob, Michael Kranz, Frank Kruse, Matthias Lempert, Hanse Warns, Roland Winke; Film Award in Silver, Programmfüllende Spielfilme (Outstanding Feature Film)--Bernd Eichinger; 2007 European Film Awards for Best Cinematographer--Frank Griebe; Prix d'Excellence--Uli Hanisch (Production design); 2007 Bavarian Film Awards for Regiepreis (Best Director)--Tom Tykwer; Beste Ausstattung (Best Production Design)--Uli Hanisch.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R for aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images; Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A for sexual content, nudity, and violence.
Description: 1 videodisc (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Contents: The realm of scent --
Madame Gaillard's orphanage --
A utopia of unexplored smells --
Guiseppe Baldini --
Essential oils --
Teach me everything --
Solitude --
And the gods began to smile --
Journeyman --
Hide and seek --
Until his collection is complete --
On the run --
Laura --
Remember this --
The thirteenth essence --
Drawn back --
End titles.
Other Titles: Story of a murderer
Responsibility: DreamWorks Pictures and Constantin Film present ; a Constantin Film / VIP Medienfonds 4 production ; in co-production with Nouvelles Éditions de Films and Castelao Productions ; directed by Tom Tykwer ; screenplay by Andrew Birkin & Bernd Eichinger & Tom Tykwer ; produced by Bernd Eichinger ; co-producer, Gigi Oeri ; a Tom Tykwer film ; a Bernd Eichinger production.
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In 1738 in Paris, a baby is born under a fishmonger's bloody table in a marketplace and abandoned. Orphaned, passed over to the monks as a charity case, already there is something about the tiny infant that is unsettling. No one will look after him; he is somehow too demanding and, even more disturbing, something is missing: he doesn't smell the way a baby should; indeed, he has no scent at all. Yet Jean-Baptiste Grenouille clings stubbornly to life, because he possesses an absolute sense of smell, and with it, he can read the world, discovering truths that elude ordinary men. As he leaves childhood behind and comes to understand his terrible uniqueness, his obsession becomes the quest to identify, and then to isolate, the perfect scent--that of life itself. Grenouille embarks on a monstrous quest, until the frenzy of his final triumph explodes in all its horrifying consequences.

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