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The Silence of the Lambs

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Original title
The Silence of the Lambs
Running time
115 min.
United States United States
Ted Tally. Novel: Thomas Harris
Howard Shore
Tak Fujimoto
Orion Pictures
Thriller. Mystery | Crime. Psychological Thriller. Cop Movies. Cult Movie. Serial Killers. Kidnapping Film / Disappearance
Movie Groups
Hannibal Lecter | Thomas Harris Adaptations
Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a young and ambitious FBI agent, enlists the aid of criminally insane ex-psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to help track down a vicious serial killer named "Buffalo Bill" who skins his victims and who has kidnapped a girl, the only daughter of a republican senator.
Rankings Position
1991: 5 Academy Awards: Movie, Director, Actor (Hopkins), Actress (Foster), Ad. Screenplay
1991: Golden Globes: Best Actress - Drama (Foster). 5 Nominations
1991: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Hopkins) and Actress (Foster). 9 Nominations
1991: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Director (ex aequo "Ultrà")
1991: Nominated for Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1991: 3 National Board of Review Awards: Director, Movie, Supp. Actor (Hopkins)
1991: New York Film Critics Circle: 4 Awards, including Best Film & Best Director
1991: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Music Score
1991: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 5 Awards, including Best Picture
1991: 4 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, incl. Best Film & Best Director
1991: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
1991: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1991: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
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