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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Director Daniel Espinosa and actors Fares Fares and Joel Kinnaman are all good friends from Sweden. 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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Connections

Version of Citizen X (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

A Partisan's Song
Traditional
Performed by The Red Army Choir
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A KREMLIN GREMLIN
20 January 2020 | by waynegavin1See all my reviews

Tense murder mystery drama based in RUSSIA under the hammer and sickle,TOM HARDY delivers yet again and is now HOLYWOODS finest.this child murder mystery enrages as a brush under the carpet effort is applied when a child is murdered,the film chronicles the mind set of a RUSSIAN soldier and how it changes over the course of a chain of events,well worth a watch with excellent support again as the cast from LAWLESS reunite for this tense thriller


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Details

Country:

Czech Republic | UK | USA | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Child 44 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, 19 April 2015

Gross USA:

$1,224,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,951,093
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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