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Citizen X (1995)
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Chris Gerolmo
Stephen Rea Donald Sutherland Max von Sydow
1h 45m
"Citizen X" (1995) is a crime drama directed by Chris Gerolmo. The film is based on the true story of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, known as the "Butcher of Rostov." Stephen Rea stars as Viktor Burakov, a forensic expert, who tirelessly investigates a series of gruesome murders despite facing bureaucratic obstacles and a government unwilling to acknowledge the existence of a serial killer. Donald Sutherland plays Chikatilo, the chilling murderer. "Citizen X" is a gripping and intense portrayal of a real-life criminal investigation, exploring the challenges faced by law enforcement in capturing a serial killer operating in the Soviet Union during the 1980s.