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Citizen X (1995)

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During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

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Chris Gerolmo

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Robert Cullen (book), Chris Gerolmo (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Rea ... Lt. Viktor Burakov
Donald Sutherland ... Col. Mikhail Fetisov
Max von Sydow ... Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Andrei Chikatilo
Joss Ackland ... Bondarchuk
John Wood ... Gorbunov
Radu Amzulescu Radu Amzulescu ... Federenko
Imelda Staunton ... Mrs. Burakov
András Bálint András Bálint ... Ignatiev
Géza Balkay Géza Balkay ... Procurator
László Váradi Balogh László Váradi Balogh ... Peasant
Zsolt Biro Zsolt Biro ... Older Gay Man
Ion Caramitru ... Tatevsky
Balázs Csapo Balázs Csapo ... Gayy Partner
Imre Csuja Imre Csuja ... Front Detective
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Storyline

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. Written by Rob Hartill

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You don't want to know what he does... You just want to know when he's caught. See more »


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Rated R for strong, graphic violence and related language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When KGB General Ivanov is first introduced to the committee, he actually wears a colonel's shoulder strips. See more »

Quotes

Burakov: You think that a man is what he says.
Fetisov: He is, if he talks for a living.
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Alternate Versions

The 1995 UK video release was cut by 37 secs by the BBFC to reduce stabbings during the murder scenes. See more »

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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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Four Stars
6 October 2001 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

People who liked Silence Of The Lambs need to watch this film because Andrei Chikatilo makes Hannibal Lector look like Donny Osmond. This is a horrifying true story to dwarf any fiction. HBO always makes the best films and it just doesn't get any better then this. Stephen Rea gave an outstanding performance as a dedicated policeman who realizes he will basically have to catch this monster by himself. He is no cardboard cut out but a human hero. There is one scene where he dreams of this brutal child killer and then it shows him weeping and embracing both of his children. You feel so bad for this poor man and so furious at the stupid government that wont even admit there is a serial killer in their midst. I couldn't believe that one scene where Joss Ackland's character says that serial killers are a decedent Western phenomenon. If they had only staked out those train stations like Rea's character wanted they could have caught this monster much sooner and saved many innocent people from the most horrible death you could imagine. Donald Sutherland is a great actor and he gives his best performance here in the way his character evolves and changes. He is very cynical to Burakov at first but then begins to share his anger and finally there is a bond of respect between them. I loved that scene at the end where he finally tells Burakov how much he respects him. Lets no forget Jeff Demunn as well, he was in another tv movie that appeared later in 1995 called Ebbie. He is chilling as this nerdy, weak-looking monster. He doesn't rate or rave but he is terrifying in creating evil. The scene at the end where Max Von Sydow's psychiatrist reads that profile to him is excellent. Just by the expression on his face you sense this mans anguish as he realizes he is the monster in the profile. There is one footnote I wanted to add that the movie did not mention. It makes it out like Chikatilo started killing in 1982. He killed a young girl in 1978 and confessed to it after his arrest. The Soviet police were horrified because they had already arrested, charged, tried, convicted and executed another man for the crime! Another innocent victim of this monster.


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