Perfume : the story of a murderer

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1 videodisc (147 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Based on the novel "Das parfum, " by Patrick Süskind.
General Note
Special features: The story of Perfume.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Frank Griebe ; editor, Alexander Berner ; music, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil ; costume designer, Pierre-Yves Gayraud ; production designer, Uli Hanisch.
Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman, John Hurt.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born under his mother's table at the fish market, onto a pile of muddy fish guts, establishing from the beginning his repulsion for putrid scents. A childhood of neglect and, later, a job at a tannery, encourage Jean-Baptiste to develop his olfactory sense rather than his verbal skills. An opportunity to prove his worth to Parisian perfumist Giuseppe Baldini results in his immediate hire into a promising new career. His successes in perfume mixing are negated by a blinding obsession for capturing the sublime beauty of the human soul, which in his twisted logic requires the killing of young women to reduce their body fats to essential oils for the ultimate perfume.
System Details
DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround.
In English, with English or Spanish subtitles.
German Film Awards, 2007: Film Award in Gold - Best Cinematography (Frank Griebe); Best Costume Design (Pierre-Yves Gayraud); Best Editing (Alexander Berner); Best Production Design (Uli Hanisch); Best Sound (Stefan Busch, Dirk Jacob, Michael Kranz, Frank Kruse, Matthias Lempert, Hanse Warns, Roland Winke) ; Film Award in Silver - Outstanding Feature Film (Bernd Eichinger).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Eichinger, B., Oeri, G., Birkin, A., Tykwer, T., Whishaw, B., Hoffman, D., Hurd-Wood, R., Rickman, A., Hurt, J., Griebe, F., Berner, A., Gayraud, P., Hanisch, U., & Süskind, P. (2007). Perfume: the story of a murderer. Universal City, Calif.: DreamWorks Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bernd. Eichinger et al.. 2007. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Universal City, Calif.: DreamWorks Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bernd. Eichinger et al., Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Universal City, Calif.: DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Eichinger, Bernd., et al. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Universal City, Calif.: DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2007. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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