John Hurt as the narrator English version Otto Sander as the narrator German version Plot differences from original novel[ edit ] The film largely follows the novel, with a few exceptions. The character of Pellisier, the rival perfumer, never appears in the novel; he is only ever alluded to by Baldini and others. Grenouille himself, although speaking little in the film, speaks much less in the novel. The novel covers at length his solo life in the mountain, and in his cave, which is treated much more briefly in the film, and in the novel he becomes accustomed to living almost in a torpor with no other beings around. After leaving, in the novel he spends considerable time as the guest of Marquis de La Taillade-Espinasse, who wishes to use him to prove pseudoscientific theories about altitude and health; this is cut in the film which describes him travelling directly to Grasse.
Image The psychology of cheating1: We talked to Dr Rowan Burckhardt about the psychology behind why people cheat. Here, they explain how their relationship imploded. Cheating is cheating, and Pete cheated.