Crime and Punishment (2002 Russian film)

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Crime and Punishment
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Directed by Menahem Golan
Produced by Evgeny Afineevsky
Vladislav Dolzhenko
Menahem Golan
Ivan Mendzheritsky
Galina Tuchinsky
Written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (novel)
Menahem Golan
Joseph Goldman
Starring Crispin Glover
Vanessa Redgrave
John Hurt
Margot Kidder
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Cinematography Nicholas Josef von Sternberg
Edited by Carolle Alain
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
New Cannon
Release dates June 2002 (Russia)
Running time 126 min
Country United States
Poland
Russia
Language English

Crime and Punishment is a 2002 film adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel of the same name. The film starred Crispin Glover and Vanessa Redgrave and was directed by Menahem Golan.

Plot[edit]

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.

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Release[edit]

The release of the film has been restricted by legal matters that left it seized in a bankruptcy lien.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul, Louis (2007). Tales from the cult film trenches: interviews with 36 actors from horror, science fiction and exploitation cinema. McFarland. 

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