R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
In 2013, there was a news story from Italy, where a gangster fed his rival alive to pigs. Many media stories compared this to the scene in this film.
Hylochoerus Meinertzhageni. Ring any bells from high school biology, doctor? No? Well, I could list its most conspicuous features if that would help jog the memory.
Mason Verger: Three pairs of incisors, one pair of elongated canines, three pairs of molars, four ...
The web site Pazzi accesses about Lecter begins with "In 1992..." Later shots show the same text beginning with "In 1990..."
As the opening credits end, Hannibal's face can be seen in the formation of pigeons on the ground before they fly away.
German video distributor BMG Video released two seperate DVD-editions of the film: one is the uncut FSK18 version in a double DVD set with massive extras, the other edition is a single DVD and includes only the film in a shortened (ca. 1,5 min.) FSK16 version. This edition carries the note "Cut version".
English, Italian, Japanese
$58,003,121 (USA) (11 February 2001)