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Plot: 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.
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This movie tells an amazing story with history and compassion. From the careful descriptions of the crime scenes to the mental health of the lead investigator, you’ll be entranced. It’s an absolute must-see for anyone interested in criminology. Interpol relations and how the agencies work together are also great. Not overly done either. I recommend it for anyone interested in Russian history, too. How the police work with the political party being what it was… It is truly fascinating and frustrating. The settings are beautiful. It’s been a while since I saw this movie the first time. It doesn’t diminish it’s impact. Not overly dramatic or graphic, it leaves enough to the imagination, well, you’ll see.
Together with Silence of the Lambs, this is the best movie about a serial killer.
Citizen X tells the story of Andrei Chikatilo, The Ripper of Rostov, who killed 52 people in 8 years time, mainly women and children. It shows how the investigation was obstructed by Soviet bureaucracy, how hard it was to investigate the crimes. It does the job in such a brilliant way that it will leave no-one untouched. In the beginning it’s perhaps a little bit slow of pace, but it really grabs you as the story unfolds. I can only say that, next to “The Silence of the Lambs”, this is by far the best movie about a serial killer I’ve ever seen.
It is very hard to say which actor’s performance stands out above the rest in this movie. Stephen Rea is really brilliant as the inexperienced forensic expert who is put in charge of the investigation. Donald Sutherland’s performance as his cynical superior, and the only person in the Russian government willing to help him, is as outstanding as Rea’s. And what to say about Jeffrey DuMann, playing the serial killer? DuMann brilliantly created a character who inspires empathy rather than hatred. Yes, he is a monster, but he is also a sad figure, oppressed and ridiculed by his wife, his boss, his co-workers… He is tortured, ashamed, as well as extremely vicious.
I can only recommend this movie to everybody who’s interested in a well-made docu-drama, where the actors are still more important than the special effects. It deserves at least a 9/10, perhaps even more if you ask me.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Director Chris Gerolmo
Writer Robert Cullen (book), Chris Gerolmo (teleplay)
Actors Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn
Country USA, Hungary
Awards Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Camera and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,860 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm