1965. On the outskirts of Moscow, a boy of seventeen is found dead. Suspicion of the investigation immediately falls on his friend, but the detective major Cherkasov does not believe in this version. The investigation leads him far into the past, to the time of the Great Patriotic War. The boy’s death may be the guilt of the most bloodthirsty killer of the time, Tonka-machine-gunner.
Serial thriller “The Executioner“ is based on real events, on the story of Antonina Makarova. Being a young girl, aged 20, she went into military service of the Germans. During the war, by order of the Germans she personally shot a half thousand people. Putting a baby bunny mask on, she killed partisans and prisoners with a machine gun. The attempt to figure out the brutal killer failed. The investigation will have to find Antonina and find out why she continues to kill.
A gripping thriller that keeps in suspense until the very end.
Directed by: Vyacheslav Nikiforov
Cast: Andrei Smolyakov, Marina Aleksandrova, Alex Bardukov, Vitaly Kischenko, Julia Peresild, Victoria Tolstoganova, Anatoly Zhuravlev, Anatoly Kalmykov, Anatoly Prosalov, Ruslan Yagudin, Yury Chursin, Svetlana Hodchenkova, Andreas Helgi Schmid.