Set during Stalin's Soviet Union rule, disgraced MGB Agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) is tasked with investigating a strange and brutal series of child murders.
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As well as being in the form of a crime thriller, the movie depicts Soviet propaganda and bureaucracy that contributed to the failure of the then-current law enforcement agencies to capture the killer; Chikatilo's crimes were not widely reported for fear of revealing that such things ever happened in the USSR. Also, the killer was shielded from investigation because he was a member of the Communist Party. All this changed under the political reforms of glasnost and Perestroika, and the investigation began to make progress. Read More