The Silence of the Lambs
Jodie Foster stars as an FBI agent who enlists the help of a killer (Hopkins) to catch a killer.
Dir Jonathan Demme
With Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine
Jonathan Demme’s film of Thomas Harris’ novel centres on the battle of wits between FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Foster) and imprisoned serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) as she tries to enlist his aid in profiling and discovering the whereabouts of homicidal maniac ‘Buffalo Bill’. Notwithstanding the grim subject matter, Demme deploys restraint in dealing with the killings, opting instead for old-fashioned edge-of-your-seat suspense.
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