Plot Summary: In 1944, in a war-ravaged Lithuania, a young Hannibal Lecter (Gaspard Ulliel) finds himself, his parents, and his sister Mischa driven out of their seemingly impenetrable castle by the Eastern Front. Although Hannibal survives, the rest of his family perishes. His parents are killed during battle and his sister is murdered by Nazi sympathizers. Once the horrific fighting comes to an end, a traumatized and penniless Lecter escapes to Paris, hoping to reunite with his uncle, who was actually killed during the war as well. His attractive Japanese widow, Lady Murasaki (Li Gong), offers her hospitality to the stray. With time, she is able to pass on some of her unique wisdom onto the boy, helping him become a sophisticated and cultured young man. A new fascination soon takes over Hannibal. A sick obsession with dead bodies allows him to grow into an exceptional physician, but it also proves to be a precursor to his sociopath tendencies. As Hannibal rehashes the horrors of the war inside his mind, the suffering his family endured continues to haunt him. Still holding on to the memory of his sister, he decides to avenge her death, even if it means hunting down those responsible one by one.
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February 9th, 2007 (wide)
May 29th, 2007 (DVD)
MGM, The Weinstein Company LLC
Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Richard Brake, Brian Caspe, Lana Likic, Charles Maquignon, Aaron Thomas, Rhys Ifans, Dominic West, Kevin McKidd, Helena Lia Tachovska
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Rated R for strong grisly violent content and some language/sexual references
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