It is not often that you find a movie as good as the book. I can only name a half dozen: The Name of the Rose, Dr. Zhivago, Catch 22…
Yesterday I watched Child 44. I have read the book by Tom Roy Smith and it was interesting; but this movie was every bit and riveting as the book.
I normally don’t care for spy or war movies; but, I do tend to read stories taking place during Stalin’s Russia. Child 44 takes place in Russia and the Ukraine where ‘there is no murder in paradise.’ A young Russian officer becomes obsessed with apprehending a serial child killer and as a results is stripped of his rank and, with his wife, sent to the camps.
It is a great movie and a good read.