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Hannibal Rising (2007)

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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 ... Young Hannibal
... Hannibal Lecter
... Lady Murasaki (as Gong Li)
Helena-Lia Tachovská ... Mischa Lecter
... Father Lecter
... Inspector Popil
... Vladis Grutas
Michelle Wade ... Nanny
... Enrikas Dortlich
Martin Hub ... Lothar
... Mother Lecter
... Petras Kolnas
Joerg Stadler ... Berndt
... Zigmas Milko
... 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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It Started With Revenge See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

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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 (United Kingdom), 11 February 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,051,650, 11 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,670,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,169,884
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Trivia

Thomas Newman was considered as a possible composer for this film. See more »

Goofs

The "village" of Melville is actually quite a distance from Saskatoon (at least 4 hours away). It is also not in the forest, but on the prairie. 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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Followed by Hannibal (2013) See more »

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Pesnya o Staline
Written by Aleksandr Aleksandrov (as A. Alexandrov) and S. Alymov
Public Domain
(misspelled as "Pesnya o Staline")
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I loved it
9 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Contrary to a lot of other comments on this board I thought this was a great film. And having just finished the book beforehand it met all my expectations no problem. Ulliel looked very menacing as the anti-hero Lecter but charming at times as well, just as Hannibal should be and he is backed up by a strong supporting cast (Rhys Ifans in particular).

There are nice references to The Silence of the Lambs the Samurai's face mask that Hannibal tries on resembling the mask worn in SOTL and the music that he listens to in his room at the medical school which is the same as he has playing in his cell in Baltimore.

I was hooked from start to finish and would recommend this film to anyone.


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