Citizen X (1995, United States)

police investigationserial killer

Running time: 105 minutes

Language: English

The true story of police officer who was put in charge of the first serial killer case in Soviet Union. The police first had to convince the party officials that the serial killer exists (communist doctrine was that serial killers are the punishment for the capitalistic way of life) and then find the person who killed in cold blood over 50 people.

The true story behind the Andrei Chikatilo case that shocked not only Soviet Union, but impressed the investigators around the world. Great cast, thrilling story and true story of investigation - great movie.

Do you have what it takes to solve a case like this?

Our rating

8 / 10

Movie value

9 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Story complexity

4 / 5


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Creators of Citizen X

Chris Gerolmo films

Chris Gerolmo


Chris Gerolmo films


Robert Cullen films


Cast of Citizen X

Stephen Rea films

Stephen Rea

as Lt. Viktor Burakov

Donald Sutherland films

Donald Sutherland

as Col. Mikhail Fetisov

Max von Sydow films

Max von Sydow

as Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky

Jeffrey DeMunn films

Jeffrey DeMunn

as Andrei Chikatilo

Radu Amzulescu films

Radu Amzulescu

as Federenko

Imelda Staunton films

Imelda Staunton

as Mrs. Burakova

Joss Ackland films

Joss Ackland

as Bondarchuk

John Wood films

John Wood

as Gorbunov