• Publication date: April 1, 2011

You Need To Think Like A Killer To Catch One The Silence Of The Lambs�Break The Silence

The Silence of the Lambs is a crime-thriller about a young FBI cadet who must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

The Silence of the Lambs is a crime-thriller about a young FBI cadet who must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

A top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies.

Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism.

Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility.

More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak.

The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it.

The film picked up 5 Oscars in the categories of Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Scriptwriting Based on Material from Another Medium.

This movie is rated R.

Year: 1991

Runtime: 118 mins

Genre: Crime/ Thriller

Starring:

Jodie Foster

Anthony Hopkins

Scott Glenn

Tracey Walter

Charles Napier

Ted Levine

Frankie R. Faison

Diane Baker

Directed by: Jonathan Demme