Experience Tom Tykwer’s award-winning period psychological crime thriller, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, on a vast HD screen while the film’s stunningly haunting score is performed by a full orchestra, choir and soprano soloist in-sync with the 2006 motion picture.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille’s (Ben Whishaw) obsession with capturing the one fragrance that has eluded him as one of France’s most gifted perfumers, the scent of young womanhood, quickly gets out of hand following the discovery of 12 young female bodies. The hunt is on to catch the man behind these hideous acts. With an all-star cast including multi Academy Award®-winning actor Dustin Hoffman and Golden Globe-winning actor, Alan Rickman, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer brings the audience on a sensory journey of love, desire, obsession and mortality.
The film score, composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, was originally performed by the Berlin Philharmonic and State choir Latvija with conductor Sir Simon Rattle.
Total running time (including 20-minute intermission): 172 minutes
- Orchestra of 90 or 80 depending on venue size
- Choir (SATB) of either 80 and 60 depending on venue size and professional standard of choir
- Touring party includes soprano soloist and conductor
Composer: Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek
Film director: Tom Tykwer
Film producer: Bernd Eichinger
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Live is produced by Avex Classics International
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Live is an Avex Classics International production.
Whether it's bringing cinematic masterpieces to life by placing soundtracks front and centre or producing original theatrical and musical content, Avex Classics International are at the cutting edge of live classical entertainment. ACI's mission is to create, innovate and facilitate exciting and engaging experiences for artists and audiences alike. Established in 2014, Avex Classics International is a division of Japan’s leading entertainment business, the Avex Group.