14 de dez. de 2022

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind

France, century XVIII: Jean Baptiste Grenouille, notoriously obsessed with odors. Born with a sublime gift - an absolute capacity for scent perception, he lives to detect every scent on the planet. But he himself does not give off any odor. He becomes apprenticed to a prominent perfumer, who teaches him the ancient art of extracting perfumes from precious oils and herbs. Until one day he smells a scent that sends him on a terrifying quest for the most powerful perfume in the world - made from the essence of young virgins. A tense and intriguing film. Berlin Film Festival - Official Selection. Director: Tom Tykwer Cast: Raymond Bouchard, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Ben Whishaw, Sara Forestier, Rachel Hurd-Wood Year / Country of Origin: 2006 / Germany - France - Spain Screen Format: Widescreen Audio Language: English / Portuguese Subtitle Language: Portuguese / English Extras: Interactive Menu, Scene Selection, Film Trailer, Synopsis, Technical Data Sheet, Behind the Scenes and Interviews.


About the author

Patrick Süskind (Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany, March 26, 1949) is a German writer.

Son of writer and journalist W. E. Süskind, Patrick studied Modern and Medieval History at the University of Munich and in Aix-en-Provence, France. He first published some short stories, including: “Uma Batalha” – included in an anthology, A Pomba, in 1979. But it was “O Perfume”, released in 1985, his first successful book, followed by “ A História do SR. Sommer” in 1991 and, in 1995, “Três Histórias”. Another work that made him famous was the dramatic monologue “The Contrabass”.

Very little is known about the life of Süskind, who is considered one of the most withdrawn people on the German literary scene. Süskind even avoids book signings and is not very sympathetic to the idea of ​​turning his books into films, fearing that they will be plagiarized or faked. Despite this, “the Perfume” was made into a film by Tom Tykwer, having premiered on September 14, 2006.

In addition to being a writer, Patrick is also a television scriptwriter. He wrote some scripts for German TV, such as the series Der ganz normale Wahnsinn. Alongside Helmut Fischer, he wrote the screenplay for Rossini, a story that takes place in the underworld of Munich. “O Perfume” was initially published in chapters, in the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, reviving the tradition of serials. The series “O Perfume” was so successful that at the end of that same year (1985) it was turned into a book. The work reached the top of the bestseller lists in most countries where it was published.

published works

(1981) - The Double Bass, (monologue), Original title: Der Kontrabass

(1981) - A Combat and Other Stories, short stories, Original title: Drei Geschichten und eine Betrachtung

(1985) - The Perfume - Story of a murderer, novel, Original title: Das Parfum - Die Geschichte eines Mörders

(1987) - The Dove, Original title: Die Taube

(1991) - The Story of Mr. Sommer, novella (illustrated by (Sempé)[1]), original title: Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer

(2006) - On Love and Death, essay.

A film, based on the book "The Perfume", directed by Tom Tykwer, premiered on September 14, 2006.

Other works

(1983) Monaco Franze - Der ewige Stenz, TV script

(1986) Kir Royal, TV script

(1997) Rossini, screenplay

(2005) Von Suchen und Finden der Liebe, screenplay


Kurt Cobain was a fan of Patrick Süskind, mainly of the book "The Perfume", in the album "In Utero" of 1993, the song "Scentless Appretince" was based on that book.

Patrick Suskind

Born March 26, 1949 (age 73)

Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany

Literary Genre Romance, short story

Literary Movement Postmodernism

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