After witnessing the violent deaths of his parents at the end of World War II, young Hannibal Lecter (Gaspard Ulliel) flees to his uncle's home in Paris. He learns his uncle is dead, but the man's mysterious Japanese widow, Lady Murasaki (Gong Li) welcomes him nonetheless. An aptitude for science helps Hannibal gain acceptance to medical school, where he hones the skills he needs to exact revenge for the atrocities he witnessed.
|Gong Li||Lady Murasaki|
|Aaron Thomas||Young Hannibal|
|Charles Maquignon||Paul ``The Butcher'' Momund|
|Kevin Crowley||Professor Dumas|
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