Hannibal

Hannibal (2001)

Ending / spoiler

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Hannibal is captured by Mason Verger and left to be trampled by boars. Starling turns up at the last minute and saves him but is then shot herself. Hannibal hoists her up, away from the boars and tells Mason's assistant to push him into them. He does and Mason is killed. Hannibal saves Starling and makes Paul (Ray Liotta) eat his brain via a surgical procedure and a lot of drugs because this guy was very rude to Starling. He stops Starling from attacking him or calling the police by shutting her hair in a fridge door. He tells her that she doesn't need a medal by catching him to remind her of her incorruptability. All she needs is a mirror. They then kiss and she cuffs herself to him. He cuts his hand off to free himself and Starling, finally, lets him go. Hannibal is then seen on a plane, with a small boy asking what he is eating from his lunchbox. It is obviously some kind of animal brain (Presumably monkeys). The little boy asks if he can try some and Hannibal agrees, saying it is always good to try new things. The last line is 'open wide' as Hannibal feeds it to the little boy.

Continuity mistake: When Clarice is opening the letter written to her by Hannibal, it is sealed with wax, and not glued down in any way. While she's reading it, Hannibal is shown licking an envelope. (00:32:05)

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Mason Verger: I guess you wish now that you fed the rest of me to the dogs.
Hannibal Lecter: No Mason. No I much prefer you the way you are.

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Trivia: At the end of the opening credits, just after "Screenplay by David Mamet" and before "directed by Ridley Scott", look at the right hand side of the screen - you can see Hannibal's face drawn by pigeons. (00:04:25)

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Question: Why did the pigs not attack Lecter when he picked up Clarice? They went straight for the fat guy handcuffed to his accomplice and also to Verger but by passed Lecter. I thought it might be a blood thing which is why Lecter picked Clarice up after she was shot but A - Lecter doesn't know anything about the pigs and B - Mason wasn't bleeding before he got eaten.

The_Iceman

Answer: The implication is that the boars are afraid of Lecter, which is why they don't attack him - he shows no fear and exudes dominance.

Sierra1 Premium member

Next to that the pigs are trained to attack anything that screams. Hannibal stayed calm and thus was ignored.

lionhead

Didn't Verger describe the pigs (by mentioning their molars and incisors) to Lecter when he was first brought to Verger strapped to the dolly?

He also didn't scream or make noise to get their attention.

I'm inclined to agree here. The boars could sense that Lecter was the most savage predator in the pit, and the animals steered clear of him for that reason. Call it "professional courtesy."

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: The implication is that savage animals recognize Lecter as another, even more savage animal. Call it kinship. Lecter has the same effect on attack dogs.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Probably the same reason the Alsatian dog of Krendler didn't attack him either.

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