Movies

Perfume – The Story of a Murderer~

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This was one of the movies that I watched recently, Perfume – The story of a murderer. Here is the synopsis of the movie:

Based on the bestselling novel by Patrick Süskind, “Perfume” is a story of murder and obsession set in 18th-century France. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) has a unique talent for discerning the scents and smells that swirl around him, which he uses to create the world’s finest perfumes. Strangely lacking any scent of his own, he becomes obsessed with capturing the irresistible but elusive aroma of young womanhood. As Grenouille’s obsession turns deadly, twelve young girls are found murdered. Panic breaks out as people rush to protect their daughters, while an unrepentant and unrelenting Grenouille still lacks the final ingredient to complete his quest.

The story started with Jean-Baptiste Grenouille being held in jail. He was cursed by a crowd that were more than thousands that wanted him to be executed because of the murders he did.

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He was a slave and an orphan. He had a very unique talent that he can smell and recognize every scents around him. Everyone thinks that he’s a paranoid or something. Then he met a girl that he accidentally killed her.

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He was obsessed by the smell of the girl and went searching for ways to preserve the smell of everything, including the human scent. He met a perfume maker and made him a fortune by making the best perfumes ever with his talent. Then he travel to the city of Rome and met another girl that have the scent that obsess him.

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This is the main actress of the movie. Pretty huh?

In the end, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille finally found a way to preserve human scent – by killing them and wrapping them with wax (I think it’s wax) and distill it. He wanted to make the best perfume ever that when everyone smells it, they thought they were in heaven! And so he began to kill the girls to preserve the smell which were 12 of them, into bottles like this.

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He created a mass chaos where everyone was scared to be alone at night, fearing that they will be killed. Some of them even killed each other suspecting that they were the killer. What surprises me is that the ending was shocking. I don’t want to spoil your mood by telling you about it but the hint is, the perfume did the trick!

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I would recommend you to watch this movie because the storyline is really great. My friend recommended me to watch the movie but I didn’t expect much when I was in the theater because I can’t even find a banner or poster of the movie at Cineleisure! What surprises me the most is that there were some 😈 “scene” that was not being censored, but some parts in the ending was totally cut of which I don’t even know what happened. Another recommendation is buy a dvd or download the movie which I am going to do soon. The last scene is really something you need to see which will make your jaw drop down :mrgreen:

Lastly, have a look at our sweet actress of the movi. πŸ˜€
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Sweet isn’t it?

An engineer which have a lot of interests in gadgets and technology stuffs. The blog varies from life events to gadgets reviews and hacks.

11 Comments

  • menghua

    Yes, it’s really a good movie. But just a bit disappointed because I can’t watch the whole last scene. Trust me, you don’t really know what happened. 😑

  • jennymsc

    this one is quite similar to “Jack The Ripper” from 10 years back i think.. Just tat Jack only kills prostitutes and ripped out all their organs. This movie still remains fresh in my mind. while for this perfume, i find it sometimes disgusting and sometimes unbelievable that someone could actually do such thing.. keeping the smell of human.. While i was watching this movie, I wish and wish to smell the perfume he created which made him an angel πŸ˜›
    Moral of this story: better beware of scientists who love to experiment!!! hehhehe

    p/s: This is Jenny, ur ex colleague from **S πŸ˜›

  • jennymsc

    left out stg.. i dun think u’ll get to watch this movie in cinema, too much nude scenes πŸ˜› Malaysia could have banned it and it wouldn’t be nice if it is censored

  • menghua

    Hey Jenny, long time no see! Yeah I wish I could smell that perfume too but it will end up having sex with everyone else.. :mrgreen: I watched it in cineleisure.. there were some nude scene that wasn’t censored. That’s what I felt surprise in the cinema… The ending was censored a lot.. sigh..

  • shashank

    seen the movie around a month ago ..watchable movie
    the ending scene was awesome… someone gimme that perfume..

    and congrats for your completion of final year project.

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