Seemingly shot on location in 18th-century France, this movie is rated R for "aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images." They're not kidding about that "aberrant" part either.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is a Frog born with an exceptional sense of smell. But, unfortunately, people keep winding up dead around him. At first this occurs by coincidence and circumstance; later it becomes more intentional.
Lots of scenes of great beauty, also a lot of squalor. Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman act up a storm. All in all, though, not my cup of tea, as the main character is an unsympathetic antihero, and the ending is unsatisfying.