The silence of the lambs hit theaters in the United States on February 14, 1991. As on other occasions, one of the villains of the show was, for many viewers, more memorable than the protagonist of the film. It was Dr. Hannibal Lecter, music lover and gourmet with eclectic tastes, a psychiatrist with a verb as incisive as his cannibal teeth, a serial killer who collaborated with the FBI when he felt like it.