Living in exile, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins) tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore), and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim (Gary Oldman).
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Mischa and Hannibal, baby brother and sister, are inseparable; it is their love for each other that ties their bond. Their companionship is forever binding, until, with their family, while hiding from the Nazi war machine a twisted set of circumstance sets the pace for a most vicious attack on the future of one Hannibal Lecter for the sworn vengeance for the brutal killing of his baby sister. Years later, we find Hannibal, the teenager, setting up in Paris, and living with his aunt Lady Murasaki Shikibu and studying at medical school here he finds his forte. Still searching for his sister's murderers, still bitter and still ever hopeful of satisfying his desire for retribution. This chance arrives, and soon we are to learn that for a pound of flesh lost a pound of flesh must be repaid. This is the horrific tale of justice and honor, a young man's growing pains that will have the guilty paying with more than just flesh and bone. This is the up and rising tale of the young Hannibal, ...Written by
For the German retail market a cut version was created (based on the theatrical version) which misses ca. 13 minutes. This version is rated "Not under 16". Theatrical and US-Unrated version are also available with a "Not under 18" rating but have some sales restrictions. See more »
every time I give people the benefit of the doubt ... they go ans screw it up by saying something stupid. when I went to see 'Hannibal Rising' those around me in the theater were no different.
"I thought this was supposed to be about that Hannibal Lecter dude." this is the kind of crap I heard around me, and of course I turned and 'shushed' them ... but come on ... what did you expect people? this movie is about how Hannibal got STARTED, there is no Anthony Hopkins, no other serial killers, NOTHING that makes it like the other 3 movies (yes I know there are 4 but I don't want to see Brian Cox as Lecter) so why would you go in and expect it to be like them. it is a story, not a copy of the other 3 movies ... so seriously, if you are going to go see this movie, expect a good story, some pretty good acting from most of the people involved, a few bloody scenes, and a very disturbing beginning to the life of Lecter.
if you go in expecting anything else, you are just wasting your time.
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