Child 44 (2015)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 17 mins

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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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Cast: Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy

Crew: Daniel Espinosa (Director), Oliver Wood (Director of Photography), Jon Ekstrand (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 26 Jun 2015 (India)

Tagline: How do you find a killer who doesn't exist?

English Name: Child 44

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as General Mikhail Nesterov
as Raisa Demidov
as Leo Demidov
as Nina Andreeva
as Rostov Parent #1
as Sasha
as Alexander Pickup
as Semyon Okuns Wife
as Major Grachev
as Women Volsk Beach
as Volsk Invetigator 2
Supporting Actor
as Alexei Andreyev
as Driver at Crime Scene
as Doctor Boris Zarubin
as Vlad's Son
as MGB Agent #1
as Alexei's Mother
as Vasili's Waitress
as Galina Shaporina
as Dimitri
as Budenny
as Artur's Father
as Rostov Parent #3
as City Orphanage Director
as Guard #1
as Mara
as MGB Agent, Metro Sequence
as Grey Haired Woman
as Anatoly Tarasovich Brodsky
as Elena Okun
as Man #2, Dissident In Cattle Car
as Vasili
as Alexander
as Vadim
as Photographer
as MGB Agent, Rostov
as Domestic Arts Teacher
as Tamara Okun
as Alexei's Family #1
as Galina Shaporina's Husband
as Tortoise
as Volsk School Director, Larissa Anasova
as Alicia
as Semyon Okun
as MBG Agent / Driver
as Train Guard
as Coroner
as Ivan Sukov
as The Collector, Yury Abelman
as Cyril
as Vladimir Malevich
as Tibor
as Basurov
as Rostelmach Bookkeeper
as MGB Agent #3
as Fyodor
as Alexei's Family #2
as Zoya
as Rostelmach Worker #1
as Forager (Jora)
as Artur's Mother
as Andrej
as Doctor Tyapkin
as Varlam
as Inessa Nesterov
as Man #1, Dissident In Cattle Car
as Young Militia, Illiterate
as Driver, Picks Up Raisa - Volsk
as Zina Gubinova
as Stephan
as Major Kuzmin
as Rostov Parent #1
as Young Leo Demidov
as Jora Aleksevic Andreyev
as Bald Man, Picks Up Raisa - Volsk

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Assistant Director

Distribution

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Novelist

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Camera Operator
Gaffer

Music

Music Director
Music Label
Music Editor

Sound

Foley Artist
Sound Mixer
Sound Editor
Boom Operator

Art

Production Designer
Storyboard Artist
Assistant Props Master
Assistant Art Director

Casting

Casting Director
Casting Associate
Extras Casting

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Assistant Costume Designer

Editorial

First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Marketing and Public Relations

Graphic Designer

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Studio
Visual Effects Coordinator
Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRICAM Lite (LT), ARRICAM Studio (ST), ARRIFLEX 235
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Taglines:
How do you find a killer who doesn't exist?
Goofs:
Revealing Mistakes
When Leo confronts Raisa and she gets a closeup, you can actually see that Noomi Rapace wears green contact lenses to obscure that she has brown eyes.

Miscellaneous
Raisa's friend is taken away by police and drops her coat in the gutter. Different camera angle shows the coat on the sidewalk. Then it is picked up twice. After the 2nd time another camera angle shows that the coat wasn't picked up but a scarf, then thrown back down into the gutter.

Factual Mistake
Although Mikhail Nesterov is called a General, he wears only a Colonel's rank insignia throughout the whole movie.

Errors in Geography
Leo and Raisa are standing in Moscow in front of a railway station, it says in Russian: "Moscow Central Station". There is no central railway station in Moscow, but several stations where the trains leave to different directions.

Factual Mistake
The Gold Star (the highest title in the USSR) is worn on the left side of the chest above other orders and medals.Demidov wears his on the right.
Trivia:
Three actors have worked together before on Game of Thrones, Josef Altin (Pip of the Nights Watch), Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) and Tara Fitzgerald (Selyse Baratheon).

Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman have previously appeared together in RoboCop (2014).

This film features Tom Hardy and Joel Kinnaman. The latter is replacing Hardy in the up-coming movie Suicide Squad (2016).

Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy were also in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) together.

Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman both appeared in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) with Hardy as the villain Bane and Oldman as Commissioner Gordon.

Gary Oldman and co star actors speak with Russian accents. Oldman also played Sgt. Resnov in the video game Call of Duty: World at War (2008) with also a Russian accent, both characters from the film and game sound just like.

This will be Fares Fares and Nikolaj Lie Kaas's third movie together. Their fourth movie is currently in pre-production.

Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace also play lead roles in The Drop (2014).

The third film featuring both Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman. Also, the fourth featuring Tom Hardy and Oldman. And the second featuring all three actors in the same film. And finally, Oldman and Joel Kinnaman's second film together.

The first cut of the film was 5 1/2 hours long.

Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Daniel Espinosa and Fares Fares are all Swedes.

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.

This is the third time that Gary Oldman will be portraying a soldier for Russia/Soviet Union. The other two were Air Force One (1997) and two "Call of Duty" games.

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.

Citizen X (1995) covers the investigation of the Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who was convicted in 1992 of killing 53 women and children between 1978 and 1990, and the efforts of detectives in the Soviet Union to capture him. The film tells the story of the seven-year hunt by forensic specialist Viktor Burakov for the person who mutilated and murdered over 50 people of both sexes, 35 of whom were below the age of 18. Burakov is aided, covertly at first, by Col. Mikhail Fetisov, his commanding officer, and later by Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky, a psychiatrist.

Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, and Jason Clarke all appeared in Lawless (2012) together. Both Clarke and Hardy have also labelled Oldman as one of their inspirations for acting.

The film was banned in Russia shortly after receiving the screening license.

This will be Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman's fourth film together.

Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, and Jason Clarke all recently appeared in the film "Lawless" together. Both Jason Clarke and Tom Hardy have also labeled Gary Oldman as one of their inspirations for acting.

Christian Bale was in talks to play the lead role but he ultimately declined the offer.

Vincent Cassel replaced Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The film is based on the book 'Child 44' by Tom Rob Smith

The novel Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, was directly inspired by the real life serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.

Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke's second movie together.

The third film featuring both Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman. Also, the fourth featuring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman. And the second featuring all three actors in the same film. And finally, Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman's secod film together.

Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot was replaced during filming by Oliver Wood.

In child 44 Gary Oldman and co star actors speak with Russian accents. Gary oldman also played Sgt. Resnov in the video game Call Of Duty World At War with also a Russian accent, both characters from the film and game sound just like.

This will be Fares Fares and Nikolaj Lie Kaas 3rd movie together. Their 4th movie is currently in pre-production.

Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman's second movie together.

Tom hardy, jason clarke and gary oldman were all in lawless (2012) together.

Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman both appeared in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) with Tom Hardy as the villain Bane and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon.

Gary Oldman and Tom hardy were also in 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' together.
Filming Start Date:
01 Jun 2013