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

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Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace had previously co-starred in The Drop (2014). See more »

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At the final battle between Demidov and Vasili, when Demidov is stabbed with a knife, he removes and throws it and then continues to fight with bare hands. 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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Stenka Razin
Written by Slava Groc
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Tense Drama, 1st time will never bore you.
13 August 2015 | by mahmoodsidSee all my reviews

Child 44 was a good drama movie, not have too much thrill in it but one who is seeing, will never bore while watching. Movie start was a bit slow, get thriller in the mid but lack sometimes continuity of the main script.

Direction: Its an average direction of Daniel Espinosa. Some unexplained scenes make it more weaker. Have mistakes also.

Acting: Tom hardy, good at his role, by the way others acting was below average.

Overall Movie: A must watch average drama having some crime mystery and a little bit thrill about the life of a disgraced military officer.


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Country:

Czech Republic | UK | USA | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$621,812, 19 April 2015

Gross USA:

$1,224,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,951,093
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2.35 : 1
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