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A focus on music captures the essence of 'Perfume'

Director Tykwer puts an invisible pleasure on film

By Justine Elias
Globe Correspondent / January 2, 2007

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How's this for a movie hero: an outcast boy, born in a stinking Paris fish market and soon orphaned to the few mercies that 18th-century France will allow. He eats greedily and survives improbably, creeping along the edges of society. There's something not right about him. Young Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (his surname means "frog") possesses a particular kind of genius at ... (Full article: 1316 words)

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