Set during Stalin’s reign of the Soviet Union, the film revolves around a pro-Stalin security officer who sets about investigating a series of cruel child murders in a communist country which believes that this is the sort of crime that only occurs in capitalist society. His actions get him demoted and exiled, but he refuses to give up, pursuing the truth with his wife’s support.
This movie is a bit heavier than most of the films I look forward to, but the cast has got me thoroughly interested. Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Charles Dance and Vincent Cassel? Um, yes, yes, I will watch this. It’s interesting how much Tom Hardy’s Russian accent makes him sound like Bane. I hope that doesn’t break the movie for me.
Child 44 comes out April 17, 2015.