Hannibal Rising

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Hannibal Rising Synopsis

This thriller follows serial killer Hannibal Lecter's experiences as a child and young adult that led to his remarkable contribution to the fields of medicine, music, painting and forensics. The story begins during World War II at the medieval castle in Lithuania built by Dr. Lecter's forbearer, Hannibal the Grim. Hannibal survives the horrors of the Eastern Front and escapes the grim Soviet aftermath to find refuge in France with the mysterious and beautiful widow of his uncle, Lady Murasaki. Her kind and wise attentions help him understand his unbearable recollections of the war. Remembering, he finds the means to exact justice from the war criminals that changed him forever.

Rated for strong grisly violent content and some language/sexual references

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by John Chard

What made Hannibal the beast he was? Indeed, director Peter Webber and author Thomas Harris bring us Hannibal Lector (ne: Lecter) the formative years. Off the bat you have to say it's not overtly a horror film, something which has proved to have annoyed many who... Read More

Hannibal Rising Casts

Dominic West

Inspector Popil

Gong Li

Lady Murasaki

Kevin Mc Kidd

Petras Kolnas

Rhys Ifans

Vladis Grutas

Gaspard Ulliel

Hannibal Lecter

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