The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
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It Can Be Described As a Thriller, Horror Film.

  Plot in a line Clarice Starling, a young FBI agent, is assigned to help find a missing woman, and save her from a psychopathic killer with the help of another killer.

Who Is The Director?

The silence of the lambs is Jonathan Demme's best film until now. Jonathan Demme's superbly-crafted, harrowing film is dark, moody, somber, and truly frightening, yet exhilarating.

  Cast Overview

Jodie Foster ....  Clarice Starling
Anthony Hopkins ....  Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Scott Glenn ....  Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald ....  Dr. Frederick Chilton
Ted Levine ....  Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb
Frankie Faison ....  Barney Matthews
Kasi Lemmons ....  Ardelia Mapp
Brooke Smith ....  Catherine Martin
Paul Lazar ....  Pilcher
Dan Butler ....  Roden
Lawrence T. Wrentz ....  Agent Burroughs
Don Brockett ....  Psychopath
Frank Seals Jr. ....  Brooding psychopath
Stuart Rudin ....  Miggs
Masha Skorobogatov ....  Young Clarice Starling


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1)A psychopath known as Buffalo Bill is kidnapping and murdering young women across the midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the F.B.I. sends Agent Clarice Starling (Foster) to interview a demented prisoner who may provide psychological insight and clues to the killer's actions. The prisoner is psychiatrist, Dr. Hannibal Lector (Hopkins), a brilliant, murderous cannibal who will only help Starling if she feeds his morbid curiosity with details about her own complicated life. This twisted relationship forces Starling not only to confront her psychological demons, but leads her to face with a demented, heinous killer, an incarceration of evil so powerful, that she may not have the courage -- or strength -- to stop him!

2) The Silence of The Lambs is definitely director's film, but in popular consciousness the names associated with it belong to actors. Among them the best known is Anthony Hopkins, whose "Oscar"-awarded performance is probably going to be viewed as the zenith of this actor's career. Hopkins truly deserved his golden statue and his achievement is even greater when we consider that it was given for the portrayal of incredibly evil and abhorrent character - man who uses almost supernatural abilities of his superb intellect in order to harm other human beings in any form imaginable. Hopkins took great effort to make this character not only believable, but almost seductive in his evil, trying to convince us that his malice springs from higher intellectual plane that transcends traditional morality and that he is beyond the grasp of mere mortals. In order to do so, Hopkins also portrayed Lecter as well-educated and refined man whose good manners and artistic sensibilities not only stand out in contrast with his violent, evil nature, but also show inherent superiority over common people. This aristocratic serial killer was so fascinating that he became the best-known villain in cinema history, but also had misfortune of creating another Hollywood cliche, recycled over and over again, until Hopkins himself didn't make caricature of it in dreadful HANNIBAL ten years later.

Further Information

Runtime: 118 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Yes

Box-office gross: 130,726,716 US Dollars