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?
Stephen Rea also starred in V for Vendetta where he again played a detective on a manhunt working within an authoritarian bureaucratic regime. See more
Near the beginning of the film, Burakov, a forensic scientist, is peering through a microscope. The mirror for reflecting light is under his chest, blocking the light. The microscope is always used with the mirror away from the
body, so light reflected from the mirror can illuminate the specimen from underneath. See more
There is no serial killer in the Soviet state.
The 1995 UK video release was cut by 37 secs by the BBFC to reduce stabbings during the murder scenes. See more
Referenced in The Collector