An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) came into the world unwanted, expected to die, yet born with an unnerving sense of smell that created alienation, as well as talent. Of all of the smells around him, Grenouille is beckoned to the scent of a woman's soul, and spends the rest of his life attempting to smell her essence again by becoming a perfumer, and creating the essence of an innocence lost.
The Fish Market scenes were shot in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Two and a half tons of fish and one ton of meat was used over the course of the shoot, and people as far away as six miles reported a bad smell in the air. See more »
The lavender fields are clearly Lavendula intermedia, natural hybrid of Lavendula angustifolia (the true lavender used in perfumery) and Lavendula latifolia. Lavendula intermedia was discovered only at the end of 19th century and cultivated from the 1930's. Its flower is bigger (and the visual aspect more suitable for a movie) than Lavendula angustifolia but its natural essence is less fine. See more »
Performed by Saboï and its Members
Asta Coulomb, Christian Coulomb, Sebastien Coulomb, François Hecquet, Bertrand Mercier, Nicolas Pillard,
Edo Pols, Jocelyn Raulet, Simon Staelens, Remi Tran-No
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Excellent for about 2 hours ridiculous ending
I believe that this film is not good because at first it is really an excellent film with wonderful direction and acting through out the whole film but then there are major flaws according to the book but personally I did not like the ending which is about the last hour because really I believe it turns this into a ridiculous film and really grouse film when it started excellent .
I came out of the film depressed because of the ending that really gave it a bad twist that made a bad movie. I was going to buy it at the middle but the ending made my mind change I mine it rally does not pitch in with the wonderful 2 hours of sublime filming but then again maybe it is of your liking because it is what you would do if you smelled the most and best perfume and odor of all but personally it would not fool me and I wouldn't go all showing my love in male or female. I recommend you see it but in the end you will probably be a deception for you.
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