Unacceptable…Morally base Russian film censors ban Child 44

Posted: 16 April, 2015 in world
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Poster Child 44 2015 Daniel Espinosa Child 44 is a 2015 Czech Republic / UK / Romania / USA thriller by Daniel Espinosa.
Starring Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman and Noomi Rapace. Youtube link IMDb

Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn’t exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case.

Russia’s Culture Ministry has claimed that Daniel Espinosa’s Child 44 distorts historical facts and banned its release. There were oncerns about Hardy’s character and the plot, set in Stalin-era Russia. A statement suggests the film’s release in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two was unacceptable .

Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky claims the movie depicts Russians as physically and morally base sub-humans .


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