“Perfume” is based on an idea from Oliver Berben inspired by Patrick Suesskind's world-famous novel “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.” It plays in the year 2018 in a small town on the Lower Rhine, which is shaken by a series of brutal homicides. The criminal investigation takes us back into the past of five boarding-school pupils, who two decades ago experimented around with the secret of human scent in their search for power and love.
Established players from the film industry joined forces to realize the six-episode series “Perfume”: It is a production of Constantin Film and MOOVIE in co-production with ARRI Media and ZDFneo/ZDF and in collaboration with Netflix, and it received funding from the German Motion Picture Fund, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW (North-Rhine Westphalia film and media foundation), the FFF Bayern film fund, and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Among the cast are well-known actors the likes of Wotan Wilke Moehring, August Diehl, and Natalia Belitski. Emmy winner Philipp Kadelbach directed and Eva Kranenburg wrote the screenplays.