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Child 44 (2015)

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

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Tortoise
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Nina Andreyeva
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Fyodor
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Mara
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Anatoly Tarasovich Brodsky
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Zina Gubinova
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Semyon Okun
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Tamara Okun
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Storyline

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. Written by Arnold

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How do you find a killer who doesn't exist? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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17 April 2015 (UK)  »

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Crímenes ocultos  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$621,812 (USA) (17 April 2015)

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$1,206,135 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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About four cast and crew personnel worked on both the Cold War spy movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and the behind the Red Curtain murder mystery thriller Child 44 (2015) which was made and released about four years later. This included actors Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, executive producer Douglas Urbanski, and balloon operator / balloon lighting supervisor Marek Radolf. See more »

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Raisa's friend is taken away by police and drops her coat in the gutter. Different camera angle shows the coat on the sidewalk. Then it is picked up twice. After the 2nd time another camera angle shows that the coat wasn't picked up but a scarf, then thrown back down into the gutter. See more »

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[first lines]
Tortoise: Your father?
Young Leo Demidov: [yes]
Tortoise: Dead?
Young Leo Demidov: [yes]
Tortoise: What's your name?
Young Leo Demidov: I don't want it any more.
Tortoise: I'll give you a new one. Leo. Like a lion.
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Queen of Spades - OP. 68 - Ja Vas Ljublju
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
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Great from hardy once again
19 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Good film, great acting from the two leads, what more can you ask for. It's not a great book to film adaptation but if you forget the book it's worth a watch. I've seen a lot of criticism on the political and historical accuracy, it's a film not a documentary you wouldn't say gladiator isn't good because it's not accurate it's not meant to be it's purely fiction with the exception of the fact it's based on a serial killer from the same country. Summing up it's a good watch for those who like thrillers and tom hardy. The film itself is probably a 7/10 but tom hardy and noomi rapice were so convincing as the leads that I upped it to a 10. I was disappointed we didn't see much of Gary oldman as he is also one of my favourite actors but the small part he played was played very well. Everyone played there part to make an exciting story with a rather weird ending but oh well it was worth the watch anyway. :)


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