The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House

Film: Film Screening: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Saturday 7th December, 2013

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages


(Tom Tykwer, 2006), colour, English, 147 min, cert 15

Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw). Abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, he grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Soon, under the tutelage of legendary perfumer Giuseppe Baldini (Dustin Hoffman) he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet, there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And, to get it, he must kill.