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 Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.”
The thriller is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Snabba Cash, Safe House) that includes a stellar cast with Tom Hardy (Mad Max Fury Road, Locke, The Drop), Noomi Rapace (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Drop, Prometheus, Dead Man Down), Gary Oldman (The Professional, Dark Knight, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash, Safe House), Paddy Considine (Red Riding, Dead Man’s Shoes), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes), and Vincent Cassel (Eastern Promises).
Child 44 is coming to theatres on April 17th, 2015.