Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

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  1. Tom Tykwer

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Patrick Süskind


  3. Andrew Birkin


  4. Bernd Eichinger


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ben Whishaw

    Ben Whishaw

    Jean-Baptiste Grenouille

  2. Simon Chandler

    Simon Chandler

    Bürgermeister von Grasse

  3. David Calder

    David Calder

    Bischof von Grasse

  4. Richard Felix

    Richard Felix


  5. Birgit Minichmayr

    Birgit Minichmayr

    Grenouilles Mutter

  6. Sian Thomas

    Sian Thomas

    Madame Gaillard

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 27m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $132,180,323.00

Homepage http://www.parfum.film.de/

Release Information

  • January 5, 2007
    R, Theatrical



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