Gaspard Ulliel plays Lecter as a young man obsessed with medical science, a talented artist, skilled fighter and a bit too fond of the taste of blood. Remember the last time you walked to your door late at night, the frozen ground crunching under your feet, those sounds the only thing piercing the crisp air as you slowed your steps to take it all in? There is beauty in such simple moments. This is how Lecter seems to move from scene to scene, observing the world around him, lost in every moment whether it be spent sketching at a lakeside or torturing his newest prey. Ulliel sends a look of peaceful glee across his face as he commits the most violent acts, not yet possessing the almost monk-like calm of the adult Lecter, but a more excited, younger version.