Living in squalor, a former student and loner (Raskolnikov) murders an old pawnbroker woman in order to confirm his hypothesis that certain individuals can pretermit morality in the pursuit of something greater.
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 »
it is only another outside adaptation of the novel. and the only sin
remains the conviction than to save the appearances represents to make
a good film. because the sin of this film is the same who defines many
other exercise on the Dostoievsky text - good actors, beautiful
performances and poor script. or, not exactly the script is the problem
but the ambition to give a "reasonable" version of a book who has its
precise rules, perspectives and development of the way of characters.
and this is all.Patrick Dempsey as a good Raskolnikov, a brilliant Ben
Kingsley and Julie Delpy as the ideal Sonia. but the essence of the
universe of novel remains a sort of version "ad usum Delphini".
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