|Gong Li||Lady Murasaki|
|Helena Lia Tachovska||Mischa|
|Aaron Thomas||Young Hannibal|
|Charles Maquignon||Paul ``The Butcher'' Momund|
|Hugh Ross||Professor Dumas|
|Ingeborga Dapkunaite||Mother Lecter|
After witnessing the violent deaths of his parents at the end of World War II, young Hannibal Lecter flees to his uncle's home in Paris. He learns his uncle is dead, but the man's mysterious Japanese widow, Lady Murasaki welcomes him nonetheless. An aptitude for science helps Hannibal gain acceptance to medical school, where he hones the skills he needs to exact revenge for the atrocities he witnessed.