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After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaran Thomas ...
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Lady Murasaki (as Gong Li)
Helena-Lia Tachovská ...
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Father Lecter
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Michelle Wade ...
Nanny
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Martin Hub ...
Lothar
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Mother Lecter
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Petras Kolnas
Joerg Stadler ...
Berndt
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Zigmas Milko
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Bronys Grentz
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Storyline

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 Cinema_Fan

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aunt | lithuania | castle | revenge | nazi | See more »

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Rated R for strong grisly violent content and some language/sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hannibal 4  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,044,033 (UK) (9 February 2007)

Gross:

$27,667,947 (USA) (4 May 2007)
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Trivia

Actors screen tested for the role of Hannibal include: Hayden Christensen, Macaulay Culkin, Hugh Dancy, Rupert Friend, Dominic Cooper,Tom Sturridge, and Tom Payne. See more »

Goofs

If Hannibal had really been schooled in Japanese sword art, regardless of hand dominance, he'd have been holding the sword handle (tsuka) with his right hand on top and his left hand below. The Japanese always draw with their right hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hannibal 8yrs: Hide quickly! Run away! Quick! This way! Quickly! Down to the lake.
[giggling, drawing on dock]
Hannibal 8yrs: M... for Mischa.
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Connections

Followed by Hannibal (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude in A Minor BWV 543
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Public Domain
Performed by Byron Janis
Transcribed by Franz Liszt
Licensed by kind permission Naxos Rights International Limited & (p) SONY BMG Music Entertainment Inc.
Licensed courtesy of SONY BMG Commercial Markets (UK)
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Great Surprise
10 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, no Anthony Hopkins so I didn't expect greatness, but was pleasantly surprised. Gaspard Ulliel did a very good job and has a wonderful look about him. I was caught up in the story about how Hannibal got started. To give an idea of my opinion so you know where I'm coming from, I think Anthony Hopkins is one of the greatest actors of our time and he was brilliant as Hannibal. That being said, I was reluctant to see this. However I can now say I'm hoping for more. The movie was done very professionally. They are saying this is the best since Silence of the Lambs. I now believe them although I did like Hannibal better than most. I don't want to give too much away, just believe me it's worth the time to see it. Just don't expect Anthony Hopkins. Keep in mind this is Hannibal at a much younger age. Go into it with an open mind.


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