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.
"I make my own home be my gallows" is one of Ridley Scott's favorite lines in the movie.
I wasn't speaking to you, Mr. Krendler. When I speak to you, you'll know it because I'll look at you.
In his lecture on Dante's Inferno in the Capponi Library in Florence, Lecter incorrectly assigns the sin of avarice to Pier della Vigna, who died by hanging; Dante emphasizes Vigna's innocence and says he was unjustly accused by envious subordinates, which drove him to suicide. Lecter also inaccurately attributes the quote "I made my own home my gallows" to Vigna, the quote comes from an anonymous Florentine suicide invented by Dante.
After the credits, we hear Lecter say "Ta ta, H.", the closing line of the post-script in his letter to Clarice.
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)
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