Fine performances by both Stephen Rea and Donald Sutherland propel this excellent direct-to-video drama, based on a true story, of how two Red Army officers hunt down a serial killer responsible for the murders of 52 people, 35 of whom were 16 years old or younger.
In 1982, newly-appointed forensic expert Burakov (Rea) investigates a body found in the woods of rural Russia--only to discover seven more clumsily-hidden corpses, all similarly murdered and disfigured, apparently after being sexually molested. Searching through his predecessor's files, Burakov
discovers evidence of eight previous murders, indicating the work of a serial killer. However, when Burakov ...