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.
Noomi Rapace....Raisa Demidov
Gary Oldman....General Mikhail Nesterov
Charles Dance....Major Grachev
Vincent Cassel....Major Kuzmin
Jason Clarke....Anatoly Brodsky
Tara Fitzgerald....Inessa Nesterov
Paddy Considine....Vladimir Malevich
Sam Spruell....Doctor Tyapkin
Nikolaj Lie Kaas....Ivan Sukov
Fares Fares....Alexei Andreyev
Ned Dennehy....The coroner
Vlastina Svátková....Rostov parent
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