Hannibal Lecter? Seems like it could be his cousin, but the Lecter we see in Silence is very different from this. They leave Lecter in a delusional state at the end of it and in the other films (the stories that would follow this one) he is anything but.
Plot driven yet unfocused and completely unscary it feels like a Cliff notes version of a book which is too bad because Rhys i fans and gong li are pretty good in it. Good production value is wasted because it should have been an interior movie and it feels too exterior.