Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.
- Genre: Crime, Drama
- Studio: HBO, Asylum Films, Citadel Entertainment
- Keyword: bureaucracy, detective, soviet union, investigation, based on true story, serial killer, corpse, series of murders, shallow grave, communism, 1980s
- Cast: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn, Joss Ackland, John Wood