Jodie Foster Collection

19/02/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 19/02/2007
  |  465 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Four popular movies starring Jodie Foster. In 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991), FBI Officer Clarice Starling (Foster) is investigating a bizarre and gruesome series of murders, carried out by 'Buffalo Bill'. The investigation steps up a gear when the mayor's daughter is abducted. Starling turns for help to incarcerated psychopath Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who has a penchant for chewing people's faces off. Given special privileges in exchange for information, Lecter escapes, leaving two twisted killers on the loose. In 'Nell' (1994), in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, a young woman (Foster) lives completely isolated from modern civilisation and other human beings. A local doctor (Liam Neeson) discovers her, and tries to understand her unique language and behaviour, whilst protecting her from a hostile world. In 'Little Man Tate' (1991), Foster plays the single mother of a child prodigy. Her son Fred (Adam Hann-Byrd) is discovered by an expert who tries to persuade Fred's mother to let the child fulfil his potential. With Dianne Wiest and Harry Connick Jnr. Foster's directorial debut. In 'Anna and the King' (1999), Foster stars in this big screen adaptation of Anna Leonowens' autobiographical novels, which provided the inspiration for 'Anna and the King of Siam' (1946) and 'The King and I' (1956). Recently widowed, English schoolteacher Anna arrives in Bangkok in 1862 to act as tutor to the son of King Mongkut (Chow Yun Fat) of Siam. A culture clash is inevitable, but Anna impresses her new employer with her strength of character, and the two gradually develop a mutual respect. When Mongkut discovers a plot to overthrow him Anna lends her loyal support, but their relationship is threatened by the King's seemingly barbaric treatment of his concubine, Tuptim (Bai Ling).