Awesome and completely original. It's like if Dexter was a bad guy but you were fin with it.
I've read the novel in High School, so it was fresh in my memory when the movie came out. I guess that's the reason I was expecting more.
everything about this movie was perfect except for the fact that i was completely void of a theme
Such a totally bizarre and odd concept for a story, I couldn't help but love it's strange originality.
I always have to watch each scene twice to digest the meaning. Well crafted
I can't describe in words the entire beauty of this masterpiece. Patrick Süskind wrote an incredible book and Tom Tykwer breathed life into it. It's the only movie I consider better than the book it comes from. The story is enriched by the soundtrack performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle. The atmosphere of a dark fairy tail is all around us from the very beginning.
The protagonist has a life purpose just like Jesus, he's a messiah of love. But it's a love made of perfumes, it's the carnal love of desire that emanates from the bodies. And he just wants to collect that love to make the perfect perfume, pure love that can bind anyone to it. A love that can make you a God among humans and kill you at the same time because it's that powerful.
I loved anything about this movie, the actors, the customs, the environment, the lights, every little piece of it together make a masterpiece just like every right essence together make a great perfume.
I wasn't expecting much other than a 2 and a half hour bore. I enjoyed it. Atmospheric, but not powerfully so. Just good cinematography and setting. The story is fairly good but it's the way we understand and follow the main character and his world that's interesting.At times the movie used the very best energy and feel for specific scenes. One moment it felt like Charlie and the chocolate factory as the magic of perfume was discovered, and then it feels like I'm watching some Hannibal Lecter movie as the horror started and I really questioned his characters mind.I can understand people not connecting with this movie. It's long and the story is of a fantasy nature in its logic. Especially with the ending, the fantasy logic can turn people off. I don't see how the end was shocking or unfitting. To me it seemed a good ending to conclude the ideas and logic used in the story.The main character could have had more disturbing scenes. I want more dark to contrast the ending which shows light.Did I read it correct on imdb? This is a 50 million euro movie? Pretty pricey.
Amazing movie. Charming but in a wrong kind of way.
Antoine Richis: Very well, but remember this... I'll be looking at you when you're laid on the cross and the twelve blows are crashing down on your limbs. When the crowd is finally tired of your screams and wandered home, I will climb up through your blood and sit beside you. I will look deep into your eyes... and drop by drop I will trickle my disgust into them like burning acid until... finally... you perish.