Set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 is a politically charged thriller that tests the limits of one’s honor in the face of oppression. When the fight for justice is met with closed doors and threats, it becomes extremely clear just how important the truth really is, and just how far one should be willing to keep sacred aspects of our society pure. From the cast and plot alone, CHILD 44 seems to be a film that will part from the crowd and hopefully, be as profound and breathtaking as it seems. I can’t wait to see it.
Here’s the synopsis:
“A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasil [Joel Kinnaman], who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.””
Based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith, CHILD 44 was adapted to the screen by Richard Price, and directed by Daniel Espinosa. Produced by Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, and Greg Shapiro, the cast for the film includes Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, and Vincent Cassel.
CHILD 44 is set to release on April 17th, 2015.
Check out the character posters in the gallery below!