Child 44

Child 44

Score: 8.67 / 10
Released: April 17, 2015
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Producer: Greg Shapiro, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer
Studio: Entertainment One
Cast: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel, Charles Dance, Dev Patel
Genre: Thriller
Length: 137 minutes
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Child 44 Overview

Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a series of child murders leads an MGB officer down a path of exile and terror. Agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) is a loyal, ideological member of the Communist Party, carrying out every order without question. Everything changes when a number of children turn up dead, something that should never happen in the state, and he is sent to arrest a man he knows is innocent.

When Demidov is then asked to arrest his own wife, he runs and becomes an enemy of the state. However, he can’t ignore the number of child deaths, so he risks his life in order to track down a ruthless serial killer.

Based on the award-winning novel by Tom Rob Smith.