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.

Hannibal Lecter: Rudeness is an epidemic.
Hannibal Lecter: I love you.
Lady Murasaki: What is left in you to love?
Hannibal Lecter: [on Grutas] He ate my sister.
[an incapacitated Grutas chuckles]
Grutas: So did you!
Lady Murasaki Shikibu: Stop. Stop now. Forgive them.
Hannibal Lecter: Never.
Lady Murasaki Shikibu: [hugs Hannibal] Where have you been? You smell of smoke and blood.
[lifts army dog tag from under his shirt]
Lady Murasaki Shikibu: Where did you go?
Hannibal Lecter: I found them. The men who killed Mischa. I have their names.
Hannibal Lecter: [to Lady Murasaki, who has just discovered the Butcher's severed head] I hope you don't mind. I would have used a butcher knife, but the sword seemed so appropriate.
[putting the sword back]
Hannibal Lecter: Not a nick in the blade, I promise you. The butcher was like butter.
Hannibal Lecter: "The very scent of her takes away the smell of the camp." Do you compose verse, Inspector, and keep it under your pillow?
Hannibal Lecter: [to a photo of his parents] Father, mother. I'm the youngest student they've ever admitted into medical school. It's a work scholarship. I think you would be pleased. Death duties on my uncle's estate has finally forced the sale of the château. Lady Murasaki will leave for Paris with me now that her residency is under threat. This work scholarship means I must spend much of my spare time preparing bodies for the anatomy class. My studies are fascinating and absorb me completely. Yet I still find myself thinking about my sister, and the men who took her.
Hannibal Lecter: I thought you would be bigger. I put your face on every bully I've ever hurt.
Hannibal Lecter: [polite] Herr Dortlich. On behalf of myself and my late family, I thank you for coming.
[more menacing]
Hannibal Lecter: Do you remember the bathtub bubbling on the stove?
Enrikas Dortlich: [desperate] She was dead, anyways, I swear.
Hannibal Lecter: [opens wrapping] Ewww... so much mayonnaise, Herr Dortlich.
[wipes cord around Dortlich's neck with it]
Hannibal Lecter: Do you remember "Das männlein im walde", Herr Dortlich? Mischa loved that song. Let's sing for Mischa!
[tightens rope around Dortlich's neck]
[last lines]
Hannibal Lecter: I've come to collect a head.
Petras Kolnas: What did I ever do to you?
Hannibal Lecter: Aside from eating my sister? Nothing.
Inspector Popil: [looks at Hannibal's polygraph tape] It's vanilla. He reacts to nothing. It's monstrous.
[from trailer]
Lady Murasaki Shikibu: Stop now. Forgive them.
Hannibal Lecter: Never!
Grutas: Answer me this. Would you have fed me to your little sister because you loved her?
Hannibal Lecter: Yes.
Grutas: There. There you have it. Love. I love myself that much and I will never apologize to you.
Hannibal Lecter: Now tell me inspector: you lost family in the war?
Inspector Popil: Yes.
Hannibal Lecter: Did you catch who did it?
Inspector Popil: No.
Hannibal Lecter: Then we are both suspects. I could say you were fishing with me if you like.
[from trailer]
Hannibal Lecter: [holding a glass with wine] Good evening, Herr Kolnas. You drink better wine that you serve.
[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.
Lady Murasaki: They will call it murder.
Hannibal Lecter: At worst a crime of passion.

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