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Les possédés (1988)

This story begins in 1870 at a little town somewhere in Russia. It processed the real "Nyecsajev story". A group of young revolutionists wanna ruin the system with violence. They think this... See full summary »

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Andrzej Wajda
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Maria Shatov
Jutta Lampe Jutta Lampe ... Maria Lebjadkin
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Lisa
Bernard Blier ... Le gouverneur
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Peter Verchovenskij
Laurent Malet ... Kirillov
Jerzy Radziwilowicz ... Sjatov
Omar Sharif ... Stepan
Lambert Wilson ... Nikolaj Stavrogin
Philippe Chambon Philippe Chambon ... Chigalev
Jean-Quentin Châtelain Jean-Quentin Châtelain ... Virguinski
Rémi Martin Rémi Martin ... Erkel
Serge Spira Serge Spira ... Fedka
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Lebjadkin
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Liamchine
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This story begins in 1870 at a little town somewhere in Russia. It processed the real "Nyecsajev story". A group of young revolutionists wanna ruin the system with violence. They think this is the only chance to reform the old Russian Society. The leader of this group is Pierre. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 February 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Possessos See more »

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1.66 : 1
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An incomplete adaptation
17 July 2017 | by sobotSee all my reviews

Nikolai Stavrogin is a person that tries to prove his freedom by believing in nothing and mocking everything and everyone around him. Unfortunately, he is also a handsome and charismatic man, influencing many people. So, "the devils went out of this Russian man and entered into a herd of swine..."; his eloquent (but meaning nothing to himself) speeches leave deep marks in others and cause a lot of suffering and even death.

Although Stavrogin is the central character of the Dostoyevsky's novel, in this movie it is not so. He disappears about half an hour before the end. Instead, the movie is focused on Shatov, the only character one could possibly identify with. I guess Wajda wanted us to see the story from Shatov's viewpoint.

Some parts of this story are transferred to screen nicely; however other important parts are only touched or completely missing. Many important characters pass unnoticed. I guess the natural thing to think is that such a complex and long novel can not be faithfully dramatized. However, having seen a theater adaptation in Narodno pozorište in Belgrade, I can testify that this is not true. I would probably think much more of this movie if I haven't previously seen the play.

I wonder whether someone who hasn't read the novel could follow the plot. My impression is that they couldn't, and that the movie addresses mostly those who have.

There are also other minor objections. For example, Isabelle Huppert gets first billing although she appears for less than 10 minutes. Nevertheless, the movie complements the book fine and I feel that Dostoyevsky admirers should see it.


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