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.
8 years. 52 victims. 1 killer.
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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
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
Version of Child 44