A retired F.B.I. 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
Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Variation No. 1 - Aria
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Glenn Gould
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I don't like rating movies on their predecessor or predecessors as the case may be but in this case I find it hard not to, honestly. I feel as though Harris writing the screenplay was just a horrid idea. The difference between this movie and the other three (To all you uber nerds, yes, I am ignoring Manhunter) There were two big difference for me which give way to smaller ones. First, Harris tried too hard to make the film elegant. This is murder, not a cotillion. Quit trying to make it such an acute mile stone of costume and cinematography. You're not Dali, so stop trying. Second, the other movies had a mystery element to them. There was an answer at the end of the story but in order for us to be satisfied by it we need to pay attention to the question. This movie was just giving a a vague plot. It seemed almost like a biography then a fiction story. I don't think that there was anything within this movie to keep me interested. I didn't wait for the end because there was no reward for getting there. There was no question and thus no answer. Three good movies were put out and then there was a fourth that didn't live up to the standard. Even ignoring the fact that it was part of a series, there STILL wasn't ANYTHING to keep me interested in the plot.
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