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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

German director Tom Tykwer (Run, Lola, Run) directs this sensory assaulting adaptation of Patrick Süskind's best-selling historical thriller about an 18 th -century Parisian who goes to murderous lengths to create the ultimate perfume. Süskind's ironic prose and olfactory obsession are hard to recreate on screen, but the film looks great (in a grungy way) and moves fast. The film's main role is thesped by relative newcomer Ben Whishaw, but old-timers Alan Rickman, Dustin Hoffman and John Hurt are around to fill in the smaller roles. 145 minutes R.