Child 44

April 17th, 2015


Child 44

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

Release Year: 2015

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace

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.

Writers: Richard Price, Tom Rob Smith

Xavier Atkins - Young Leo Demidov
Mark Lewis Jones - Tortoise
Tom Hardy - Leo Demidov
Joel Kinnaman - Vasili
Fares Fares - Alexei Andreyev
Karel Dobrey - Photographer
Noomi Rapace - Raisa Demidov
Agnieszka Grochowska - Nina Andreyeva
Petr Vanek - Fyodor
Jana Strykov√° - Mara
Jason Clarke - Anatoly Tarasovich Brodsky
Ursina Lardi - Zina Gubinova
Michael Nardone - Semyon Okun
Jemma O'Brien - Elena Okun
Lottie Steer - Tamara Okun

Taglines: How do you find a killer who doesn't exist?


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA, UK, Czech Republic, Romania

Language: English

Release Date: 17 April 2015

Filming Locations: Prague, Czech Republic

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?

Gary Oldman and Tom hardy were also in 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' together. See more »

The Gold Star (the highest title in the USSR) is worn on the left side of the chest above other orders and medals.Demidov wears his on the right. See more »


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