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Child 44 (2015)

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A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director:

Daniel Espinosa

Writers:

Richard Price (screenplay), Tom Rob Smith (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Xavier Atkins ... Young Leo Demidov
Mark Lewis Jones ... Tortoise
Tom Hardy ... Leo Demidov
Joel Kinnaman ... Vasili
Fares Fares ... Alexei Andreyev
Karel Dobrý ... Photographer
Noomi Rapace ... Raisa Demidov
Agnieszka Grochowska ... Nina Andreyeva
Petr Vanek ... Fyodor
Jana Stryková ... Mara
Jason Clarke ... Anatoly Tarasovich Brodsky
Ursina Lardi ... Zina Gubinova
Michael Nardone ... Semyon Okun
Jemma O'Brien Jemma O'Brien ... Elena Okun
Lottie Steer ... Tamara Okun
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Storyline

Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case. Written by Arnold

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How do you find a killer who doesn't exist? See more »


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Rated R for violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Czech Republic | UK | USA | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Crímenes ocultos See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$621,812, 17 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,206,135, 10 May 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,951,093, 27 October 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the international best-selling novel. See more »

Goofs

All the officers seen are wearing shoulder board insignia. The insignia shown, with the blue trim and blue center strip are indicative of the "Aviation Branch". Based on the duties and locations of the officers, they are definitely not Aviation. The shoulder boards should have red trim with a red stripe signifying ground forces. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tortoise: Your father?
Young Leo Demidov: [yes]
Tortoise: Dead?
Young Leo Demidov: [yes]
Tortoise: What's your name?
Young Leo Demidov: I don't want it any more.
Tortoise: I'll give you a new one. Leo. Like a lion.
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Soundtracks

A Partisan's Song
Traditional
Performed by The Red Army Choir
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Great from hardy once again
19 April 2015 | by lukefairbrotherSee all my reviews

Good film, great acting from the two leads, what more can you ask for. It's not a great book to film adaptation but if you forget the book it's worth a watch. I've seen a lot of criticism on the political and historical accuracy, it's a film not a documentary you wouldn't say gladiator isn't good because it's not accurate it's not meant to be it's purely fiction with the exception of the fact it's based on a serial killer from the same country. Summing up it's a good watch for those who like thrillers and tom hardy. The film itself is probably a 7/10 but tom hardy and noomi rapice were so convincing as the leads that I upped it to a 10. I was disappointed we didn't see much of Gary oldman as he is also one of my favourite actors but the small part he played was played very well. Everyone played there part to make an exciting story with a rather weird ending but oh well it was worth the watch anyway. :)


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