Citizen X (1995)

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TitleCitizen X
Year1995
CountryHungary, USA
GenreThriller (Movies)
CollectionSerial Killers
Run Time1h 43 min
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A body is discovered on a collective farm during harvesting in 1982. A subsequent search of adjacent woods, authorized by newly installed forensic specialist, Viktor Burakov, turns up seven more bodies in varying stages of decomposition. The film tells the story of the subsequent eight-year hunt by Burakov for the serial killer responsible for the mutilation and murder of 53 people, 52 of them below the age of 35. Burakov is promoted to detective and eventually aided, covertly at first, by Col. Mikhail Fetisov, his commanding officer and the shrewd head of the provincial committee for crime, and, much later, by Alexandr Bukhanovsky, a psychiatrist with a particular interest in what he calls “abnormal psychology”.

As well as taking on the form of a crime thriller, the movie depicts Soviet propaganda and bureaucracy that contributed to the failure of law enforcement agencies to capture the killer, Andrei Chikatilo, for almost a decade. Chikatilo’s crimes were not reported publicly for years. Local politicians were fearful such revelations would have a negative impact on the USSR’s image, since serial killers were associated with Western moral corruption. Chikatilo first came under scrutiny early in the search when he was spotted at a station and found holding a satchel bag containing a knife. He was promptly arrested. Unfortunately, he was shielded from investigation and released due to his membership in the Communist Party. Additionally, the Soviet crime labs erroneously reported that his blood type did not match that found at the murders.

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Cast:

Stephen Rea Stephen Rea
Lt. Viktor Burakov
Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland
Col. Mikhail Fetisov
Jeffrey DeMunn Jeffrey DeMunn
Andrei Chikatilo
Max von Sydow Max von Sydow
Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
Joss Ackland Joss Ackland
Bondarchuk
John Wood John Wood
Gorbunov
Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton
Mrs. Burakov

A body is discovered on a collective farm during harvesting in 1982. A subsequent search of adjacent woods, authorized by newly installed forensic specialist, Viktor Burakov, turns up seven more bodies in varying stages of decomposition. The film tells the story of the subsequent eight-year hunt by Burakov for the serial killer responsible for the mutilation and murder of 53 people, 52 of them below the age of 35. Burakov is promoted to detective and eventually aided, covertly at first, by Col. Mikhail Fetisov, his commanding officer and the shrewd head of the provincial committee for crime, and, much later, by Alexandr Bukhanovsky, a psychiatrist with a particular interest in what he calls “abnormal psychology”.

As well as taking on the form of a crime thriller, the movie depicts Soviet propaganda and bureaucracy that contributed to the failure of law enforcement agencies to capture the killer, Andrei Chikatilo, for almost a decade. Chikatilo’s crimes were not reported publicly for years. Local politicians were fearful such revelations would have a negative impact on the USSR’s image, since serial killers were associated with Western moral corruption. Chikatilo first came under scrutiny early in the search when he was spotted at a station and found holding a satchel bag containing a knife. He was promptly arrested. Unfortunately, he was shielded from investigation and released due to his membership in the Communist Party. Additionally, the Soviet crime labs erroneously reported that his blood type did not match that found at the murders.

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