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Crime and Punishment (1970)

Prestuplenie i nakazanie (original title)
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 »

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Lev Kulidzhanov (as L. Kulidzhanov)

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel) (as Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevskiy), Nikolai Figurovsky (screenplay) (as N. Figurovsky) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgiy Taratorkin ... Raskolnikov
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Porfiriy Petrovich
Tatyana Bedova ... Sonya Marmeladova
Viktoriya Fyodorova Viktoriya Fyodorova ... Avdotya Romanovna
Yefim Kopelyan ... Svidrigaylov
Evgeniy Lebedev ... Marmeladov (as Yevgeniy Lebedev)
Mayya Bulgakova ... Yekaterina Ivanovna
Irina Gosheva ... Pulkheriya Aleksandrovna
Vladimir Basov ... Pyotr Luzhin (as V. Basov)
Aleksandr Pavlov ... Dmitriy Razumikhin (as A. Pavlov)
Yelizaveta Yevstratova Yelizaveta Yevstratova ... Alyona Ivanovna (as Ye.Yevstratovna)
Lyubov Sokolova ... Yelizaveta Ivanovna (as L. Sokolova)
Inna Makarova ... Nastasya (as I. Makarova)
Valeriy Nosik ... Zametov (as V. Nosik)
Yuriy Medvedev ... Lebezyatnikov (as Yu. Medvedev)
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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 through normal procedures (he was the victim's client), but his outbursts make him the prime suspect of the clever Porfiry. Meanwhile, life swirls around Raskolnikov: his mother and sister come to the city followed by two older men seeking his sister's hand; he meets a drunken clerk who is then killed in a traffic accident, and he falls in love with the man's daughter, Sonia, a young prostitute. She urges him to confess, promising to follow him to Siberia. Will he accept responsibility? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 September 1970 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime and Punishment See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It's my favorite book, I was waiting to hate this. But it's great!
27 December 2006 | by shandaroseSee all my reviews

Crime and Punishment is my favorite book, and so I've consciously kept away from any versions of the story. Apprehensively, I gave this Russian version a try (I trusted them more than American versions). It's a wonderful adaptation. Sonya is played by an actress who--if she's not a teenager--looks like a teenager. And none of the actors seem out of the age range they should be in. The film seems low budget, with few cuts in the scenes. But I say that referring to only the best of low-budget, arty films. The crowd scenes are full of people, giving the seamless look of fullness. If you are wondering which version to see, this is the one people.


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