From producer Ridley Scott and the producers of “Hurt Locker” and “ Zero Dark Thirty” comes the chilling crime thriller “Child 44” based on the best-selling first part of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel directed by Daniel Espinosa.
“Child 44” tells the story of a man fighting to reclaim his humanity from a system that requires him to sacrifice in order to survive. Set at the backdrop of Soviet Russia circa 1950, the movie further 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.”
“Child 44” exclusively opens at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide on April 29 distributed by Pioneer Films.