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A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor.
- Michelle McCue
Summit Entertainment has unveiled the first poster for its upcoming "Child 44" thriller, starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, and Vincent Cassel. Check it out below. Plot: Based on the first novel of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, the story is set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. An idealistic pro-Stalin security officer 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. The new movie is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and is set to hit theaters on April 17th. Poster: (click to enlarge) »
One of the more intriguing sounding of the pre-Summer films this year is Daniel Espinosa's "Child 44," the film adaptation of the first book in Tom Rob Smith's acclaimed trilogy which is set in Stalinist-era Russia.
Tom Hardy plays a Soviet police officer investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Charles Dance, Vincent Cassell, Tara Fitzgerald, Paddy Considine and Fares Fares also star in the film with the trailer due out shortly.
Today though, the first one-sheet for the film has been released through Hitfix and you can check it out below. The movie hits cinemas on April 17th:
Source: Hitfix »
- Garth Franklin
Child 44 looks like it will promise moody drama and solid turns from such respected acting types as Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy. We’d put good money on the first trailer making its way online soon, especially since the poster for the film has arrived via Hitfix. Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Gary Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to who investigate Hardy.Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, working up a tale of paranoia, treachery and crime that is loosely based on real events. With Richard Price handling script chores and Joel Kinnaman, »
Thanks to HitFix, we’ve got a look at the first poster for Child 44, director Daniel Espinosa’s (Safe House) adaptation of Rob Smith’s 2008 Soviet-era crime thriller Child 44, which stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman…
In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent. Stalin’s Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State’s obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where “crime” doesn’t exist.
Child 44 is set for release on April 17th in the UK, »
- Gary Collinson
A new year of films may beckon, but there are lots of movies from 2014 you may have missed. Here's a list of 2014's most underappreciated...
There was no shortage of magnificent films in 2014 of every kind, from the expensive and explosive to the low-key and experimental. But it's a sad fact of life that not all movies do as well as they should, either because of poor distribution or simply because they'd been released at the same time as something much bigger and more star-laden.
While the list below is by no means an exhaustive one - there are plenty of great films from 2014 that we're still getting around to seeing - it's our attempt to highlight a few fine pieces of work that didn't get quite as much love as they deserved.
So without further ado - and in no particular order - we'll start with a stunning »
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
7 items from 2015
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