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The Resource Perfume : the story of a murderer, 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, (videorecording DVD)

Perfume : the story of a murderer, 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, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Perfume : the story of a murderer
Title
Perfume
Title remainder
the story of a murderer
Statement of 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
Title variation
  • Story of a murderer
  • Perfume
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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
Awards note
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.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Date time place
Originally produced as a German/French/Spanish motion picture in 2006
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended 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
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
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)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1980-
  • 1990-
  • 1937-
  • 1940-2017
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tykwer, Tom
  • Whishaw, Ben
  • Rickman, Alan
  • Hurd-Wood, Rachel
  • Hoffman, Dustin
  • Hurt, John
  • Süskind, Patrick
Runtime
147
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Odors
  • Perfumes
  • Murder
  • Serial murderers
  • Perfumes industry
  • Senses and sensation
  • Man-woman relationships
  • City and town life
  • German literature
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Perfume : the story of a murderer, 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, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • From the novel by Patrick Süskind
  • Special features: The story of "Perfume" [featurette] (14 min.); Previews (8 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
The realm of scent -- Madame Gaillard's orphanage -- A utopia of unexplored smells -- Giuseppe 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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (147 min.)
Isbn
9781415731086
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361178349
  • 00097361178349
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11783
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn124168359
  • 602703
  • (OCoLC)124168359
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Perfume : the story of a murderer, 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, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • From the novel by Patrick Süskind
  • Special features: The story of "Perfume" [featurette] (14 min.); Previews (8 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
The realm of scent -- Madame Gaillard's orphanage -- A utopia of unexplored smells -- Giuseppe 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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (147 min.)
Isbn
9781415731086
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361178349
  • 00097361178349
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11783
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn124168359
  • 602703
  • (OCoLC)124168359
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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