Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

October 16, 2009
By snapesnape SILVER, Setauket, New York
snapesnape SILVER, Setauket, New York
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Don’t be put off by the title—it’s not a horror movie. The only truly scary part is that this cinematic masterpiece has gone virtually undiscovered in the USA. Based on a French novel of the same name, Perfume stars Alan Rickman, Ben Whishaw, and Rachel Hurd-Wood.

The best way I can describe it is BEAUTY. Pure beauty. Imagine a man so entranced by the scent of a woman that he would dedicate his life in search of a means to capture her essence, and never again allow such sublime beauty to be lost to the “fleeting realm of scent.”

Set to a soundtrack of hauntingly exquisite melodies and vocals, the film takes on a sacral quality and a current of emotion that sweeps the viewer into the mind of the artist, the killer—the perfumer. As one tagline reads, “He lived to find beauty. He killed to posses it.”

The author's comments:
This is a life-changing movie.

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