Remarkable and innovative film that stands out because it succeeds with its staging, imaging and interpretation of its award-winning actors, to inspire fear in the audience. Somehow it takes the viewer to experience some kind of empathy with the evil, but intelligent central character Hannibal "Cannibal" Lecter, played remarkably by Anthony Hopkins.
The centerpiece of the story is about an FBI agent completing his training period (played by Jodie Foster) who is commissioned to interview "Cannibal" who at that time was being held in a maximum security prison, so as a way desenrredar an investigation of serial killings.
The presumption is that Hannibal, who once held psychiatry could guide them to resolve the thorny issue, even thinks the murderer, nicknamed Buffalo Bill was once a patient of Lecter. Meanwhile, the daughter of a famous senator is kidnapped and left in an empty well in the basement of his house.
With the progress of the investigation as the investigation unfolds, Hannibal comes to learning about the turbulent past of the agent Clarice Starling and begins a admist that is supported on mutual admiration. The danger is imminent but the agent does not get rid of cunning and seductive power of Lecter.