Child 44 (2015)
Movie: Child 44
- Director: Daniel Espinosa
- Writers: Richard Price, Tom Rob Smith
- Stars: Xavier Atkins, Mark Lewis Jones, Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Fares Fares, Karel Dobrey, Noomi Rapace, Agnieszka Grochowska, Petr Vanek, Jana Strykov, Jason Clarke, Ursina Lardi, Michael Nardone, Jemma O’Brien, Lottie Steer
- Release Date: April 29, 2015
- Run Time: 137 min
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
How do you find a killer who doesn’t exist?
Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn’t exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case.