Went and saw this today.
The story is about how he came to be was good, starting with his youth during WW2 in 1944. And 8 years later, the main plot line unfolds showing him becoming a medical school student in France where he begins to learn of the many body parts that make a human work.
In all honesty I wasn’t overly impressed with this film. For me it seemed slow and at nearly 2 hours long it left me longing for the end credits. That said it does paint the picture of why Hannibal is the way he is, the locations/sets are well thought out and do add to the eariness of it all.
Wait for the DVD