Crime and Punishment (2002 Russian film)
|Crime and Punishment|
|Directed by||Menahem Golan|
|Produced by||Evgeny Afineevsky
|Written by||Fyodor Dostoyevsky (novel)
|Music by||Robert O. Ragland|
|Cinematography||Nicholas Josef von Sternberg|
|Edited by||Carolle Alain|
|Release dates||June 2002 (Russia)|
|Running time||126 min|
Though the novel Crime and Punishment was written and set in the 19th century, this film version takes place in the then-future setting of the early 21st century. Rodion Raskolnikov, a student in his twenties who lives in Moscow, has published a paper which he argues that certain superior individuals can legitimately ignore laws, even the law against murder. He acts out this arrogant theory by murdering an old woman, a pawnbroker, and another victim, a woman who witnesses the crime. In the aftermath, Raskolnikov is increasingly tortured by his conscience.
- Crispin Glover as Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov
- Vanessa Redgrave as Rodion's mother
- John Hurt as Porfiry, chief investigator
- Margot Kidder as Mrs. Katerina Marmeladova
- Philip Jackson as Marmeladov, Sonia's alcoholic father
- Sophie Ward as Dunia, Rodion's sister
- Patricia Hayes as Alyona Ivanovna, old pawnbroker
- Theodore Bikel as Captain Koch
- Clive Revill as Zamyotov
- Matt Servitto as Razumikhin, Rodion's friend
- Avital Dicker as Sonia Marmeladova, prostitute
- Ron Perlman as Dusharo.
The release of the film has been restricted by legal matters that left it seized in a bankruptcy lien.
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