Hannibal Rising

February 9th, 2007


Hannibal Rising

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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.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.0/10 (39,823 voted)

Critic's Score: 35/100

Director: Peter Webber

Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Li Gong

Mischa and Hannibal, baby brother and sister, are inseparable; it is their love for each other that ties their bond. Their companionship is forever binding, until, with their family, while hiding from the Nazi war machine a twisted set of circumstance sets the pace for a most vicious attack on the future of one Hannibal Lecter for the sworn vengeance for the brutal killing of his baby sister. Years later, we find Hannibal, the teenager, setting up in Paris, and living with his aunt Lady Murasaki Shikibu and studying at medical school here he finds his forte. Still searching for his sister's murderers, still bitter and still ever hopeful of satisfying his desire for retribution. This chance arrives, and soon we are to learn that for a pound of flesh lost a pound of flesh must be repaid. This is the horrific tale of justice and honor, a young man's growing pains that will have the guilty paying with more than just flesh and bone...

Writers: Thomas Harris, Thomas Harris

Aaran Thomas - Hannibal 8yrs
Gaspard Ulliel - Hannibal Lecter
Li Gong - Lady Murasaki (as Gong Li)
Helena-Lia Tachovská - Mischa Lecter
Richard Leaf - Father Lecter
Dominic West - Inspector Popil
Rhys Ifans - Vladis Grutas
Michele Wade - Nanny
Richard Brake - Enrikas Dortlich
Martin Hub - Lothar
Ingeborga Dapkunaite - Mother Lecter
Kevin McKidd - Petras Kolnas
Joerg Stadler - Berndt
Stephen Walters - Zigmas Milko
Ivan Marevich - Bronys Grentz

Taglines: It Started With Revenge


Official Website: Official site [Germany] | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 9 February 2007

Filming Locations: France

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,051,650 (USA) (11 February 2007) (3003 Screens)

Gross: $82,169,884 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)

Did You Know?

Actors screen tested for the role of Hannibal include: Hayden Christensen, Macaulay Culkin, Hugh Dancy, Rupert Friend, Dominic Cooper,Tom Sturridge, and Tom Payne.

Continuity: When Hannibal Lecter is about to kill the guy in the houseboat when trying to rescue Lady Murasaki Shikibu, he has the guy on the ground with a knife next to his throat, with no blood on it, when the camera shoots back at Hannibal Lecter, the knife is shown with blood.

[first lines]
Hannibal 8yrs: Hide quickly! Run away! Quick! This way! Quickly! Down to the lake.
[giggling, drawing on dock]
Hannibal 8yrs: M... for Mischa.

User Review

could it be better than Red Dragon and Hannibal?


I went to a free screening of this movie tonight, Thursday December 12, 2006 at the mall cause they gave out free passes at my work across the street.

I wont give really much away...but the movie itself was great. Great locations, great acting--especially by Gaspard Ulliel as Hannibal. I swear his acting was so good that it was scary and near perfect as the demented Hannibal Lechter.

The story about how he came to be was great also starting with his youth during WW2 in 1944. And 8 years later, the main plot line unfolds showing him becoming a medical school student in France where he begins to learn of the many body parts that make a human work.

All in All this movie is a delectable revenge type movie with scary, dark bad guys and many gruesome deaths.

*two thumbs up*


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