Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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.”





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