Citizen X (1995)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Police Detective Film, Crime Drama, True Crime  |   Release Date - Feb 25, 1995 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Stephen Rea stars as a relentless Russian investigator in this made-for-cable thriller. Based on an actual case, this taut film tells the story of Burakov (Rea), a Russian forensic pathologist assigned to track down a brutal serial killer who is targeting young drifters. The nature of the assignment takes its toll on Burakov's personal life, as he tracks the killer for years despite the red-tape and bureaucracy of the Soviet state. Nominated for several awards overall that year, Donald Sutherland won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his co-starring role as Rea's supportive superior, Fetisov. The movie was filmed in Hungary.

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investigator, bureaucracy, forensic-science, serial-killer, Soviet, Communist-party