CITIZEN X

This true story takes place in the old USSR.  Stephen Rea plays an indefatigable Russian police detective on the trail of a serial killer.  He’s blocked at every turn by the bureaucracy and by ideologues who claim that serial killers are a product of decadent capitalist societies and cannot exist in a workers’ paradise like the USSR.  The irony would be funny if not so tragic: Early on he had to release his chief suspect (who later confessed to the killings) because he was a Party member in good standing.  A dozen or more lives would have been saved if he hadn’t been so hindered.

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