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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Did You Know?
The movie Child 44
(2015) is based on the same events (albeit from a fictionalized account published in 2008). See more
Andrei Chikatilo, the killer, is executed by a Russian guard using a Glock pistol. The Glock is not carried by the Russian military or police. 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.