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 »
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.
An adaptation of Fiodor's Dostoievsky novel Crime and Punishment set in the XX Century Mexico. Ramón Bernal is a poor student in Mexico City that has abandoned his career when he receives a... See full summary »
Fernando de Fuentes
Carlos López Moctezuma
(Russian with English subtitles) Former student Raskolnikov is pushed to murder when struggling to pay the rent on his apartment. When the murder is being investigated by the police, ... See full summary »
Crime and punishment - a rare moment of movie magic
It's very bold of a Swedish film company to choose Dostoevsky's Raskolnikov for a major production. All the more pleasing it is to note that the bold company succeeded and the result is not only passable but excellent. Crime and punishment has become a beautiful victory for the director Hampe Faustman. Faustman can consider this work as his masterpiece in the art. Additionally, he plays the student Raskolnikov in a clear and convincing way. Characters, settings, costumes, atmosphere - everything makes a startling true impression and the Swedish exteriors is so cleverly photographed, they provide a convincing Russian environment. Göran Strindbergs camera keeps a consistent naturalistic tone and it's actually a relief to undisturbed by any kind of musical accompaniment listen to Dostoevsky's words, so full of wisdom and penetrating knowledge of human nature.
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