Child 44 is based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. It’s 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.
The film stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Charles Dance, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel, Paddy Considine and the stunning Tara Fitzgerald, and is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House).
Child 44 is released in the UK on April 17th, and I’m not sure whether it quite works for me, but there are a lot of Tom Hardy fans out there.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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