• Director

    Michael Mann

  • With

    William Peterson, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

  • USA 1986. 119min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


The first – and still perhaps the finest – adaptation of a Thomas Harris novel, this follows an FBI forensics expert who enlists the help of prisoner Hannibal Lecktor (sic) in his attempts to track down the ‘Tooth Fairy’ serial killer. Uniformly superb performances are complemented by Mann’s expressionist direction, Dante Spinotti’s dazzling camerawork, imaginative design and a telling use of locations, architecture and music.