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
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.
Student Raskolnikow, who has written an article about laws and crime, proposing the thesis, that un-ordinary people can commit crimes if their actions are necessary for the benifit of ... See full summary »
Set in present day Japan in a provincial town, Bunzo Kurosawa, a greedy and violent father, is murdered in his own home. Bunzo has 3 sons: oldest son Mitsuru (Takumi Saito), second son Isao... See full summary »
This is the only film that has somewhat captured the feel of Fyodors' book. Full of shadows, darkness, grief, and emotion through visuals, this movie can be a test to sit through for those not die-hard FD fans, but never a moment is wasted. I would venture to say that sound would only take away from this film, in the sense that it is easier to get the feel of what Dostoevsky meant by watching rather than listening. Read the book first. If you like it, and understand somewhat of what the author was trying to say (or ask), you will enjoy this movie. Try your local library if you have trouble finding this version.
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