Jonathan Demme directed this genre-bending thriller in which Jodie Foster portrays Clarice Starling an ambitious FBI student who is on the verge of graduation when her superior enlists her help to track down a serial killer. When a senators daughter turns up missing the feds determine the most likely suspect is Buffalo Bill who is murdering women and doing something terrible with their skin. But to find him Starling is forced to enlist the aid of another notorious serial killer--the terminally incarcerated ex-psychiatrist known as Hannibal the Cannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). Hannibal is the only one who truly understands the killers mind and motive. He agrees to help Clarice but in exchange she has to tell him her deepest secrets. Slowly she wins Hannibal over as he discovers that unlike most heroes she is more moved by vulnerability than she is attracted to power. Clarices relentless search for the killer and Hannibals unorthodox analysis are chilling. The screenplay is based on the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris.
Release Date: 04 May 2009
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Has become a classic
One of those movies you want to watch because it seems everyone else has. Not that you need a reason to watch this superb thriller.