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Perfume 

Parfum (original title)
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When a singer is found murdered, with her scent glands excised from her body, detectives probe a group of friends who attended boarding school with her.
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Series cast summary:
Friederike Becht ...  Nadja Simon 6 episodes, 2018
Natalia Belitski ...  Elena Seliger 6 episodes, 2018
Oskar Belton ...  Roman 15 Jahre 6 episodes, 2018
Leon Lukas Blaschke ...  Moritz 15 Jahre 6 episodes, 2018
Franziska Brandmeier Franziska Brandmeier ...  "K" 15 Jahre 6 episodes, 2018
August Diehl ...  Moritz de Vries 6 episodes, 2018
Ken Duken ...  Roman Seliger 6 episodes, 2018
Christian Friedel ...  Daniel Sluiter 6 episodes, 2018
Marc Hosemann ...  Jens Brettschneider 6 episodes, 2018
Jürgen Maurer ...  Matthias Köhler 6 episodes, 2018
Julius Nitschkoff ...  Bursche 15 Jahre / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Trystan Pütter ...  Thomas Butsche 6 episodes, 2018
Valerie Stoll ...  Elena 13 Jahre 6 episodes, 2018
Wotan Wilke Möhring ...  Joachim Grünberg 6 episodes, 2018
Carlotta von Falkenhayn ...  Elsie 5 episodes, 2018
Susanne Wuest ...  Lydia Suchanow 5 episodes, 2018
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Based on motives by the global best-seller of the same name by Patrick Suskind, the Perfume series shifts the action to the modern day and uses the book's idea of manipulating people through scent as a springing-off point. A young profiler investigating a series of brutal murders traces events back to a small cadre of boys at a boarding school who experimented with manipulating people using human scents.

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Based on motives by the global best-seller of the same name by Patrick Suskind, the Perfume series shifts the action to the modern day. See more »

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Dark and sinister yet enthralling and gripping
6 January 2019 | by kantorovitch-vladaSee all my reviews

This is the first German show I've ever watched and I have to say I am impressed. Perfume kept me hooked throughout the whole season and is quite unexpected. For instance the last episode was a complete surprise but also wrapped things up very nicely. The characters are very real and flawed to an extent that there aren't really any character that I even liked. They all seemed, for a lack of a better term, like bad people. But that is what made this show so interesting. The theme itself, although inspired by the book and film of the same name, explored the sensation of scent a bit more and dwells into human psychology and the desire everyone has to be loved and appreciated. Although be warned, this tv series is definitely quite dark and in some moments even repulsive, so I would say it's not for the faint hearted. In conclusion, if you are into dark European crime thrillers and don't mind reading subtitles, check it out, as I personally feel this show is the highlight of Netflix 2019 so far.


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14 November 2018 (Germany) See more »

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