Crime and Punishment

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Julian Jarrold
Production: Crime and Punishment Productions Ltd.
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Year:
2002
200 min
299 Views

One of his drinking cronies.

You're just another one of them.

(COUGHING)

LANDLADY:
Been out looking for a job,

by any chance?

You could go back to giving lessons

to children.

What's the point? I'll get coppers.

After a fortune all at once, are you?

Yes. I'm after a fortune all at once.

Me, I have much more modest ambitions.

I just want the rent you owe me.

Didn't hear you come home last night.

My mother's praying for me

and my sister is pawning herself

in marriage for my sake.

They should both get up

off their bloody knees.

Come on, you, eat this.

Get your strength up.

I should be in a dacha right now,

out in the country.

Cool air, plenty of room.

I should have the means.

Instead I'm stuck in

this filthy, bloody city.

This ant heap.

Keep plugging away, eh?

Sonia! Sonia!

She bit my finger, Sonia. Look.

- Oh, why?

- So now I can't sew.

So now I have nothing to sell.

And if I can't earn money,

then she'll hit me again.

Come to my rooms tomorrow at 7:00.

I'll have money for you.

My sister will wonder where I am,

where I've gone.

You're coming to visit a friend.

- Yes.

- I shall read to you.

My best friend.

Lazarus.

"And he that was dead came forth,

"bound hand and foot

with grave clothes."

7:
00 tomorrow.

Your sister can look after herself

for an hour, can't she?

(BELL TOLLING)

Come down for some soup?

Um, no.

I was, uh, just going out.

What about you? I thought you'd be out

seeing the neighbours.

You usually are.

Madam downstairs had other plans for me.

- Um, do you know the time?

- It's gone 7:
00.

(BELL TOLLING)

(SCREAMING)

(MAN LAUGHING)

MAN:
Ah, Nikolai, I'm thirsty.

NIKOLAl:
This is good work.

MAN:
You told me you were a craftsman.

It's hard work.

You don't think I'm going to pay you

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (English: ; Russian: Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский, tr. Fyódor Mikháylovich Dostoyévskiy, IPA: [ˈfʲɵdər mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ dəstɐˈjɛfskʲɪj] ( listen); 11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of realistic philosophical and religious themes. He began writing in his 20s, and his first novel, Poor Folk, was published in 1846 when he was 25. His most acclaimed works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Dostoevsky's oeuvre consists of 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest psychologists in world literature. His 1864 novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Born in Moscow in 1821, Dostoevsky was introduced to literature at an early age through fairy tales and legends, and through books by Russian and foreign authors. His mother died in 1837 when he was 15, and around the same time, he left school to enter the Nikolayev Military Engineering Institute. After graduating, he worked as an engineer and briefly enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, translating books to earn extra money. In the mid-1840s he wrote his first novel, Poor Folk, which gained him entry into St. Petersburg's literary circles. Arrested in 1849 for belonging to a literary group that discussed banned books critical of "Tsarist Russia", he was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted at the last moment. He spent four years in a Siberian prison camp, followed by six years of compulsory military service in exile. In the following years, Dostoevsky worked as a journalist, publishing and editing several magazines of his own and later A Writer's Diary, a collection of his writings. He began to travel around western Europe and developed a gambling addiction, which led to financial hardship. For a time, he had to beg for money, but he eventually became one of the most widely read and highly regarded Russian writers. His books have been translated into more than 170 languages. Dostoevsky was influenced by a wide variety of philosophers and authors including Pushkin, Gogol, Augustine, Shakespeare, Dickens, Balzac, Lermontov, Hugo, Poe, Plato, Cervantes, Herzen, Kant, Belinsky, Hegel, Schiller, Solovyov, Bakunin, Sand, Hoffmann, and Mickiewicz. His writings were widely read both within and beyond his native Russia and influenced an equally great number of later writers including Russians like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Anton Chekhov as well as philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre. more…

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