A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
“The Silence of the Lambs” is a critically acclaimed American psychological thriller film released in 1991. It was directed by Jonathan Demme and based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. The movie features Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee who is tasked with interviewing Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, played by Anthony Hopkins, to help catch another serial killer known as Buffalo Bill.
The movie won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Hopkins, Best Actress for Foster, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It is considered one of the greatest films of all time and has been praised for its direction, performances, screenplay, and cinematography. It has also been noted for its portrayal of gender and power dynamics, as well as its exploration of the psychology of violence and trauma.