Child 44

In 1953 Soviet Russia, the gruesome discovery of a maimed young boy near the railway tracks in Moscow points to an invisible prowler who preys on the innocent. Entrusted with the thorny task of finding a swift solution to this never-heard-of problem, the former war hero and now an outstanding investigator in the Secret Police, Leo Demidov, must work fast to track down the serial killer on the loose, especially after the death of a colleague's son. Under those circumstances, before long, things will take a turn for the worse, when Leo refuses to denounce his schoolteacher wife, Raisa, as a dissident--a bold act of devotion that will condemn the couple to exile, as the death toll keeps rising. However, in a system where distrust is ever-present, what separates an accident from murder?