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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer quotes

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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.GoofsMidway through the movie a prostitute appears with a Pekingese dog. The Pekingese were not formally introduced into Europe until midway through the 19th century when Britain and France "sacked" the Chinese Empire (circa 1860). The Pekingese were kept exclusively in the Chinese Imperial Palace (Forbidden City) until then and maintained by eunuchs. The movie takes place in the mid-18th century. While it may be possible British or French royalty could have had a Pekingese (although extremely unlikely), a French harlot owning a Pekingese in the 1700's is an impossibility.QuotesNarrator: He still had enough perfume left to enslave the whole world if he so chose. He could walk to Versailles and have the king kiss his feet. He could write the pope a perfumed letter and reveal himself as the new Messiah. He could do all this, and more, if he wanted to. He possessed a power stronger than the power of money, or terror, or death - the invincible power to command the love of man kind. There was only one thing the perfume could not do. It could not turn him into a person who could love and be loved like everyone else. So, to hell with it he thought. To hell with the world. With the perfume. With himself.ConnectionsFeatured in Siskel & Ebert & the Movies: The Painted Veil/Miss Potter/Perfume: The Story of a Murderer/Notes on a Scandal/The Curse of the Golden Flower/Pan's Labyrinth (2007)Soundtracks

Director: Tom Tykwer
Writer: Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer
Production: Constantin Film Produktion, Nouvelles Éditions de Films [fr], Castelao Producciones S.A.
Year: 2006
MetaScore: 56/100
ImdbRating: 7.5
BoxOffice: $2,223,293
Released: 05 Jan 2007
Awards: 15 wins & 20 nominations


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Cast

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille - Ben Whishaw
Court Official - Francesc Albiol
Guard 1 Dungeon - Gonzalo Cunill
Guard 2 Dungeon - Roger Salvany
Door Guard - Andrés Herrera
Mayor of Grasse - Simon Chandler
Bishop of Grasse - David Calder
Chief Magistrate - Richard Felix
Grenouille's Mother - Birgit Minichmayr
Customer Fishmarket - Reg Wilson
Woman Fishmarket - Catherine Boisgontier
Woman 2 Fishmarket - Núria Casas
Police Lieutenant Fishmarket - Carlos Gramaje
Madame Gaillard - Sian Thomas
Driver (as Walter Cots Wangüemert) - Walter Cots
Boy Boarding House - Jan Cortés
Girl Boarding House - Berta Ros
Grenouille 5 Years - Alvaro Roque
Grenouille 12 Years - Franck Lefeuvre
Grimal - Sam Douglas
Upholsterer - Joan Serrats
Pélissier - Jaume Montané
Young Woman - Duna Jové
The Plum Girl - Karoline Herfurth
Chenier - Timothy Davies
Giuseppe Baldini - Dustin Hoffman
Baldini's Wife - Dora Romano
Neapolitan Girl - Carolina Vera
Richis - Alan Rickman
Lucien - Ramon Pujol
Madame Arnulfi - Corinna Harfouch
Marianne - Joanna Griffiths
Natalie - Jessica Schwarz
Marquis de Montesquieu - Harris Gordon
Albine - Anna Gelman
Françoise - Laura Gelman
Tallien - Guillermo Ayesa
Tallien's Wife - Anna Diogene
Housekeeper - Montserrat Masó
Police Lieutenant - Toby Harper
Councillor 1 - Jerome Willis
Councillor 2 - Fermí Reixach
Councillor 3 - Derek Smee
Councillor 4 - Albert Pérez
Gatekeeper - Artur Sala
Messenger - Thomas Lenox
Innkeeper's Wife - Francesca Piñón
Guard Torture Chamber - Nico Baixas
Executioner - Enric Arquimbau
Land Priest - Oriol Tramvia
Woman with Bishop - Cristina Solà
Hangover Girl (as Laura Vidal Traver) - Laura Vidal
Beggar Woman 1 - Ariadna Cabrol
Beggar Woman 2 - Maia Jenkinson
Narrator - John Hurt
Narrator (voice) - Otto Sander
Rural Orgy - Miquel Bordoy
Customer of Giussepe Baldini - Carme Capdet
Party Guest - Carme Contreras
Rich Man - Robert Forcadell
Waterboy - Pere Koniec
Rural Orgy - Jordi Manuel
Paris Citizen - Edgar Moreno
Rural Orgy - Jaume Najarro
Rural Orgy - Alberto Quintana
Rural Orgy - Carlos Serna
Companion of Grenouille - Sergi Atencia Sánchez
Poorman - Marc Velasco