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.
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?
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
When KGB General Ivanov is first introduced to the committee, he actually wears a colonel's shoulder strips. See more
You think that a man is what he says.
He is, if he talks for a living.
The 1995 UK video release was cut by 37 secs by the BBFC to reduce stabbings during the murder scenes. See more