Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: Is this an appropriate movie to begin 2016 with? Absolutely! Perfume, directed by Tom Tykwer and based on Patrick Suskind’s novel, is a magnificent movie, a unique film of incomparable artistry. It takes us places we’ve never been before. No, this is not a story about death but of life and love, two faces of the same coin. It is in fact a story about the unidentifiable ingredient that separates a cold, lifeless stone from living beings. Perfume: Not the Story of Murderer is a must see for 2016. HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all!