Das Parfum - Die Geschichte eines Mörders

Deutschland Spanien Frankreich 2005/2006 Spielfilm

Summary

Perfume – The Story of a Murderer

France, 1738: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born at the Parisian fish market under the most adverse circumstances and immediately abandoned by his mother, for which she is soon hanged. The orphan possesses a single extraordinary talent: an absolute sense of smell. After gruelling work with a tanner, he is finally apprenticed to the Parisian perfumer Baldini. He quickly excels his master in the art of mixing scents, but his obsession soon turns him into a murderer. Possessed by the idea of conserving the human aroma, he ruthlessly murders young women whose scent fascinates him. But he soon realises that he still lacks the ability to conserve the aroma and heads for the capital of perfume production, Grasse, to perfect his skills. There he comes upon the most beguiling scent he has ever smelled, that of the beautiful young virgin Laura, who, however, stands under the protection of her both worldly wise and loving father…

After attempting for years to buy the rights to Patrick Süskind′s worldwide bestseller "Perfume", published in 1985, Munich producer Bernd Eichinger was finally able to secure them in 2001. Eichinger engaged one of Germany′s leading young film directors, Tom Tykwer, and wrote the screenplay together with Tykwer and English writer and director Andrew Birkin. With international stars such as Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman as well as the up-and-coming actors Ben Whishaw and 15-year-old Rachel Hurd-Wood, the team has put together one of the most fascinating and successful films of the year.

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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2nd Unit director

Assistant director

Script supervisor

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2nd Camera unit

Optical effects

Titles / Opticals

Lighting design

Production design

Prop master

Make-up artist

Costume design

Hairdresser

Sound

Special effects

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Casting

Conductor

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Shoot

    • 12.07.2005 - Oktober 2005: Barcelona, Figueras, Girona, Paris, Frankreich, München; Bavaria-Atelier München-Geiselgasteig
Duration:
4043 m, 148 min
Format:
35mm, Cinemascope
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby DTS
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung: 10.08.2006, 107061, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 07.09.2006, München, Mathäser;
Kinostart (DE): 14.09.2006;
Kinostart (US): 27.12.2006

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Das Parfum - Die Geschichte eines Mörders
  • Weiterer Titel Perfume - The Story of a Murderer
  • Originaltitel (FR) Le Parfum – Histoire d'un Meurtrier

Versions

Original

Duration:
4043 m, 148 min
Format:
35mm, Cinemascope
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby DTS
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung: 10.08.2006, 107061, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 07.09.2006, München, Mathäser;
Kinostart (DE): 14.09.2006;
Kinostart (US): 27.12.2006

Awards

Europäischer Filmpreis 2007
  • Prix d'Exellence für das Production Design
  • Kamerapreis
Deutscher Filmpreis 2007
  • Lola, Bestes Kostümbild
  • Lola, Bestes Szenenbild
  • Lola, Bester Schnitt
  • Lola, Beste Kamera
  • Lola in Silber (ex aequo: Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot), Bester Spielfilm
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2007
  • Beste Ausstattung
  • Regiepreis
Bambi 2006
  • Bester Film national
Goldene Leinwand 2006
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