Crime and Punishment (2002 Russian film)
|Crime and Punishment|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Menahem Golan|
|Produced by||Evgeny Afineevsky
|Written by||Menahem Golan (as Joseph Goldman)|
|Based on||Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky|
|Music by||Robert O. Ragland|
|Cinematography||Nicholas Josef von Sternberg|
|Edited by||Carolle Alain|
Crime and Punishment Productions Limited
|June 2002 (Russia)|
Crime and Punishment is a 2002 American-Russian-Polish drama film written and directed by Menahem Golan and starring Crispin Glover and Vanessa Redgrave. It is an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel of the same name.
Though the story of 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 in which he argues that certain superior individuals can legitimately ignore laws, even those against murder. He acts out this arrogant theory by murdering an old woman, a pawnbroker and her sister, who accidentally 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
- John Neville 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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