Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed over 50 victims, mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a Communist state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case. Written by
You don't want to know what he does... You just want to know when he's caught.
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A subtle and clever device to mark time is employed by a succession of wall photographs depicting current premiers from Brezhnev to Gorbachev. See more
Russian married people wear wedding ring on the right hand, not on the left one as it's showed in the movie. See more
I want to know, why are we arresting so many perfectly respectable doctors and party members?
Because we were told to.
You were told to investigate them, not detain them!
The party members who are doctors we detain for a very brief period of time. The party members who are sexual deviants, we intend to detain a little longer.