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Hannibal Rising (2007)
UK / English
"It Started With Revenge "
After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.
Stephen Walters Milko
Kevin McKidd Kolnas
Richard Brake Dortlich
Rhys Ifans Grutas
Timothy Walker SS Major
Joerg Stadler Berndt
Ingeborga Dapkunaite Mother Lecter
Martin Hub Lothar
Michele Wade Nanny
Richard Leaf Father Lecter
Helena Lia Tachovska Mischa
Aaran Thomas Hannibal 8yrs
Ivan Marevich Grentz
Goran Kostic Pot Watcher
Radek Bruna Radio Operator
Ota Filip Lecter Cook
Vaclav Pacal German Sergeant
Seon Rogers Tank Commander
Jaroslav Psenicka Tank Crewman 1
Pavel Kratky Tank Crewman 2
Petr Hnetkovsky Tank Crewman 3
Gaspard Ulliel Hannibal
Toby Alexander Monitor 1
Ladislav Hampl Monitor 2
Joe Sheridan Headmaster
Dominique Bettenfeld Chef
Li Gong Lady Murasaki
Jos Houben Serge
Nancy Bishop Marielle
Zdenek Dvoracek Butcher Brother 1
Mirek Navratil Butcher Brother 2 (as Miroslav Navratil)
Charles Maquignon Paul The Butcher
Vladimir Kulhavy Vegetable Dealer
Dominic West Inspector Popil
Denis Menochet Chief of Police
Jan Nemejovsky Mortician
Václav Chalupa Mortician's Assistant
Martin Hancock Polygraph Operator
Thomás Palaty Popil's Assistant
Matthew Blood-Smyth First Policeman
Jaroslav Vízner Onlooker
Hugh Ross Professor Dumas
Elsa Mollien Female Student 1
Linda Svobodova Female Student 2
Paul Ritter Prisoner Louis
Robert Russell Prison Doctor
Ivo Novák Russian Soldier 1
Dalibor Pavelka Russian Soldier 2
Todd Kramer Desk Officer
John Early Drunken Man
Dmitrij Matus Dorlich's Desk Sergeant
Brian Caspe Sneaky Officer
Vitezslav Bouchner Headwaiter
Beata Ben Ammar Madame Kolnas
Robbie Kay Kolnas's Son
Vanesa Novakova Kolnas's Daughter
Marek Vasut Captain
Milos Kulhavy Tattooed Thug
Pavel Bezdek Dieter
Veronika Bellová First Woman Captive
Marko Igonda Mueller
Lana Likic Maid
Petra Lustigova Eva
Michal Havelka Second Policeman
Jiri Subrt Hercule
Director: Peter Webber
Producer: Tarak Ben Ammar,Dino De Laurentiis,Martha De Laurentiis
Writer: Thomas Harris,Thomas Harris
Tasty Flick
Isn't it interesting that most critics of this film whine that it didn't measure up to "The Silence of the Lambs"? If you merely want a reworking of Lambs, go rent Lambs and watch it again. Frankly, anyone who goes to see "Hannibal Rising" hoping to have the same response and emotions engendered by "Lambs" is a boob of the first magnitude.

The fact is, "Red Dragon" and "Lambs" are psychological thrillers, "Hannibal" is an action flick and "Hannibal Rising" is a biopic/action flick. Of the four Lecter films, "Hannibal Rising" is second only to "Lambs" in overall quality. ("Red Dragon" was spoiled by Ed Norton's astoundingly robotic performance; "Hannibal" was a visual masterpiece but was ultimately tainted by the the screenwriters' obvious desperation to concoct an ending that bore no resemblance to the novel's very cool conclusion.) "Hannibal Rising" has it all. 1) Superb direction (Lecter's riverside encounter with Paul Momund is stunning in its ballet-like choreography); 2) a perfectly paced screenplay; 3) beautiful art direction and design; and 4) powerful performances.

Li Gong's Lady Murasaki is actually as I pictured her in the novel: beautiful, mysterious and not-to-be-trifled with. But it's Gaspard Ulliel who steals the show. It amazes me that he successfully played someone who's simultaneously a sweet, vulnerable youth victimized by the Nazis and the Soviets and a calculating, coldblooded murderer. Ulliel's finest moment is when Lecter unleashes his unhinged wrath in the climatic scene aboard the river barge; it was thoroughly disturbing.

Don't listen to the critics. Go see this movie.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.0
Musician: Ilan Eshkeri
Running time: 130 min (unrated DVD version) / USA
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 13:10:09