Monday, May 9, 2016

THERE IS NO MURDER IN PARADISE




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. 

The Ol'Buzzard    

3 comments:

  1. I need to go get that book. I do love a good murder mystery. Thank you for the tip.

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  2. thanks..now it's on my list.

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  3. It is on my list to watch. Along with The Inner Circle which is an older film about the Stalinist era. Needless to say, Child 44 is banned in Russia as is Leviathon

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