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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The Japanese enquired about buying the killers brains when he shot by firing squad See more
When the last murder victim is discovered in the woods at night during a rain storm. The 3 Russian soldiers standing in the foreground are carrying Hungarian AMD-65 rifles. At the time of Chikatilo's last murder in 1990, Soviet troops would have been armed with AK-74 rifles. This film was shot on location in Hungary. See more
[addressing Bukhanovsky, about Fetisov
He'd say something witty but he's overcome with emotion right now.