2006 – Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Written by: Andrew Birkin (screenplay), Bernd Eichinger (screenplay)
Produced by: Bernd Eichinger
Production year: 2005
Original release: December 27, 2006 (USA)
Running time: 2 hours, 27 minutes
Other cast: Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman
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With his incredible talent for discerning scents, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is one of 18th-century France’s finest perfumers. He becomes obsessed with capturing an elusive aroma: the scent of young womanhood. His search takes a deadly turn, and when the bodies of 12 young females are found, panic breaks out, with families rushing to lock up their daughters.