An interesting film where Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" meets contemporary Greece, the threads of the novel interweaving with modern-day problems including urban living, crime, white-slave trade and flimsy personal relationships that get reduced to carnal contacts. A Greek man in his 60s forms a meaningful relationship with a Russian woman in her mid-20s. He is a watchmaker, she is a prostitute who has bonded herself to two-years work in a brothel so that her family back in Russia can have some money. The relationship is more akin to a father- daughter one than a sexual one, but the threads of Raskolnikov's romance in "Crime and Punishment" exist in the minds of both of the key players. Music underlies the action as it is important part of the lives of both man and woman.
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