Das Parfüm – Die Geschichte eines Mörders

Germany, France, Spain


France 18th century: Jean Baptiste Grenouille - a genius, a monster, a murderer - notoriously obsessed with smell. Born with one sublime gift - an absolute sense of smell, he lives to detect any odor on earth. But he himself has no scent of his own. He apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of extracting the scent from precious oils and herbs. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the most powerful perfume of the world - made of the scent of thirteen beautiful young virgins.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Written by: Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer, Andrew Birkin

Production Design: Frank Griebe, Uli Hanisch

Original Score: Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil

Cast: Ben Whishaw (Jean-Baptiste Grenouille), Dustin Hoffman (Baldini), Rachel Hurd Wood (Laura), Alan Rickman (Richis)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Film Academy Prix d'Excellence 2007
  • European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma 2007
  • European Actor 2007
  • European Composer 2007
  • People's Choice Award 2007
  • Feature Film Selection 2007