Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

What happens when fiction overtakes reality? What if feelings are manipulated and no one has anything left to lose? In 2018, somewhere in the lower Rhine valley, a brutal series of murders occurs. A young profiler uses idiosyncratic methods to investigate the crimes. A clue leads to the past: to five boarding-school pupils in search of power and love who experimented with the secret of human scent — and with the ideas from Patrick Süskind's bestseller "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer".

Please note that ticket sales for PERFUME will end on Friday, June 29, at 12 noon.

The festival's evening box office at the Mathäser cinema (enter from Bayerstrasse) opens at 8:00 p.m. Please note that only cash payments are possible and that no tickets purchased online may be claimed here. Please claim such tickets in advance at another festival box office .


tags: Youth/Coming of Age, Literature, Series, Crime/Murder

Cast: Friederike Becht, Juergen Maurer, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Marc Hosemann, Natalia Belitski


Screenplay: Eva Kranenburg

Director of Photography: Jakub Bejnarowicz

Film Editor: Bernd Schlegel

Composer: Fabian Römer, Michael Kadelbach

Production Designer: Cora Pratz

Costume Design: Sabine Keller

Sound: Michael Schlömer

Producer: Oliver Berben

Production Company: Constantin Film Produktion GmbH

Co-Production Company: Moovie GmbH, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ZDF neo

World Sales: Beta Film GmbH

Director: Philipp Kadelbach

TV channel: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF/ZDFneo)


Philipp Kadelbach, born in Frankfurt in 1974, attended film school in Pittsburgh in 1995 and gained experience there in TV journalism. In 1998, he became a director of commercials and music videos, and in 2000, he completed his studies of film direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. That same year, he received the F. W. Murnau Award for his short film PLATONISCHE LIEBE. His two-part historical film HINDENBURG received a German Television Award. The following year, that award went to UNSERE MÜTTER, UNSERE VÄTER, a three-part film that told the story of a group of friends during World War II.