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.
I agree with Breravin (despite their receiving a lot of 'not helpfuls')--the film is quite lovely but I wish the plot had been developed more. However, it's obvious that this was meant as an art film--not a traditional narrative. So, I am willing to cut it some slack.
If there was a plot, I didn't notice. All I saw were tons of drawings that felt depressing to watch. However, I must also add that the animation was exquisite and I'd love to know how they made it. It's like a work of art coming to life and the sepia tones worked great with the animation.
By the way, I've seen other films by Dumala--such as SCIANY and KRANZ KAFKA. All are gorgeous...and all are very depressing.
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