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PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER

by Tom Tykwer

synopsis

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille 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 are found murdered. Panic breaks out as people rush to protect their daughters, while an unrepentant and unrelenting Grenouille still lacks the final ingredient to complete his quest.
Based upon the novel The Perfume, a novel by Patrick Süskind

international title: Perfume: the story of a murderer
original title: Das Parfum
country: Germany, France, Spain
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Tom Tykwer
film run: 147'
release date: DE 14/09/2006, RU 14/09/2006, UA 14/09/2006, AT 15/09/2006, IT 22/09/2006, FR 04/10/2006, BE 18/10/2006, ES 24/11/2004, AG 30/11/2006, CZ 01/12/2006, NL 07/12/2006, TW 08/12/2006, UK 08/12/2006, US 27/12/2006, HU 11/01/2007, SE 12/01/2007, FI 09/02/2007
screenplay: Andrew Birkin, Tom Tykwer, Bernd Eichinger
cast: Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Sara Forestier, Corinna Harfouch, Dustin Hoffman
cinematography by: Frank Griebe
film editing: Alexander Berner
art director: Uli Hanisch
costumes designer: Pierre-Yves Gayraud
music: Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil
producer: Bernd Eichinger, Andrew Birkin, Gigi Oeri
production: Constantin Film AG, Castelao Producciones, VIP Medienfonds 4b Produktion (DE), NEF Productions (FR), , Ikiru Films S.L. (ES)
distributor: Constantin Film, Metropolitan (FR), Highlight Film (DE), DreamWorks Distribution LLC, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures (US), Distribution Company (AR), Odeon S.A. (GR), RCV Film Distribution (NL), Rialto Film AG (CH), SPI International (CZ), Filmax (ES), Pathé (UK), SPI International (HU)

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main awards/selection

European Film Awards 2007 Best Cinematographer
Prix d’Excellence - Uli Hanisch for Production Design
Bavarian Film Awards 2007 Best Director
Best Production Design
Deutscher Filmpreis (Lolas) 2007 Silver Lola
Best Photography
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Sound
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