Crime and Punishment (1970)

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Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. He comes to police attention ... See full summary »


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Director:

Lev Kulidzhanov

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Nikolai Figurovsky (screenplay), Lev Kulidzhanov (screenplay)

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2 July 2013 | jessicaholom
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| Great movie and even greater book!
Crime & Punishment being one of my favorite books, I've been trying to find a film adaptation that does the book justice. This is it! Prior to this version, I'd attempted to watch a couple American versions, which were loosely based on the novel but, of the few I found, I couldn't get through the first five minutes. This Russian adaptation, on the other hand, sucked me in immediately. Georgi Taratorkin was near perfection as the paranoid intellectual, Raskolnikov. On all accounts, the roles were well cast, the book's characters coming alive in three dimension on the screen. The screenplay also translated well from Dostoevsky's original, which is rare. And the film editing, though dated and in black-and-white, I would argue reflected the book's dark storyline. Great movie, and even greater book!

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Release Date:

28 September 1970

Language

Russian


Country of Origin

Soviet Union

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