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Child 44 (2015)

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

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Fyodor
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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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Catch the killer. Expose the truth. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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17 April 2015 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Crímenes ocultos  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$621,812 (USA) (17 April 2015)

Gross:

$1,206,135 (USA) (10 May 2015)
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The first cut of the film was around five and a half hours long. See more »

Goofs

Leo and Raisa are standing in Moscow in front of a railway station, it says in Russian: "Moscow Central Station". There is no central railway station in Moscow, but several stations where the trains leave to different directions. 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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Do a great film justice & pay to watch it!
22 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent, excellent film. How "Furious 7" received such great reviews and this film did not is beyond me. Definitely pay to watch it. Do a great film justice and don't let it die with Furious pissing on its grave.

44 Child makes you actually feel as if you were transported back to soviet Russia and gives you the feeling of helpless in an unjust government. It was banned from Russia for a reason. Tom Hardy gives an excellent performance and you find yourself feeling sympathy yet cheering for the success of this man who appears emotionless towards acts of monstrous brutalities and a moral compass.


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