The continuing saga of Hannibal Lecter, the murdering cannibal. He is presently in Italy and works as a curator at a museum. Clarice Starling, the FBI agent whom he aided to apprehend a serial killer, was placed in charge of an operation but when one of her men botches it, she's called to the mat by the Bureau. One high ranking official, Paul Krendler has it in for her. But she gets a reprieve because Mason Verger, one of Lecter's victims who is looking to get back at Lecter for what Lecter did to him, wants to use Starling to lure him out. When Lecter sends her a note she learns that he's in Italy so she asks the police to keep an eye out for him. But a corrupt policeman who wants to get the reward that Verger placed on him, tells Verger where he is. But they fail to get him. Later Verger decides to frame Starling which makes Lecter return to the States. And the race to get Lecter begins. Written by
This film was publicized as having the highest body count in a movie See more »
When Pazzi visits the FBI webpage, He clicks on Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, which brings him to a restricted access page, where he is required to login. The FBI Top Ten list is viewable by anybody, no need to login. See more »
After fading to black, the alternate ending features a new voiceover-- Hannibal: Clarice, would you ever say to me, "Stop. If you really love me you'll stop?" Clarice: Not in a thousand years. Hannibal: Not in a thousand years? That's my girl. See more »
It is beautiful, it's decadent and yes, it's gory (but not as much as the puritans say). But it's witty, romantic and perhaps "gothic" also.
There are philosophical and mythological subtexts. There is something archetypal in this film. Ridley Scott uses totally different approach than Jonathan Demme and it is a good choice, it is very European movie.
If you like Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer and Ladislav Klima and if you are open-minded (no pun intended) you will enjoy this arty dark thriller about the circles of hell in human thoughts (and deeds).
What should I say more? Try it without prejudices. Maybe it's strange and over-the-top, but it works. I love it.
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