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.
200 min

Thank you, sister.

I'll pray for you.

Yes, Dunya.

I want your complete devotion.

A leading light, darling.

A leading light.

Her life is what happens to you.

Am I really going to do this?

Will I do this?

Will I do this?

Will I do this?


But you haven't redeemed

the thing you brought last time.

Can't afford to.

Why do you think I'm here with this?

Well, I can sell the other item

because your time limit has run out.

Thought I could pay

a month's interest on it.

Did you? Doesn't matter what you think.

This watch is rubbish.

- Do under the bed as well.

- But I did, sister.

How much will you give me for it?

I will redeem it, I promise.

It belonged to my father.

A ruble fifty. Take it or leave it.

A ruble fifty?

That's right, sweetheart.

All right, all right.

- Out the way!

- But I'm cleaning, as you said.

None of your lip, you, either.

Interest is 10 percent a month.

So on a ruble fifty,

you owe me 15 kopecks.

You also owe me 20 kopecks

on the two rubles you had before.

That comes to 35 kopecks.

So what you get for your watch

works out at a ruble 15.


I might bring you something else soon.

A silver cigarette case.

So you should expect me.

- It's very good quality.

- We'll see.

Taken a shine to her, have you?

Course not, gent like you.

Give it back to me!

Give me my licence back, please!

It's my licence! Give it back!

Come on, you tart!

Where's this passport that you've got?

I need it for work.

Enough! That's enough!

- Relax, it's a hooker.

- Pimp.

You think to behold a man...

I behold him.

I behold him when I see my Sonechka

in these clothes!

Well, don't worry, papa.

She takes them off a lot.


You should know.

Here, what are you doing?

Trying to get a free one?

Go home now and put this in her hand,

and she'll love you all over again.

What about your face powder

and lipstick?

I'll get some more money.

Sir, can I ask a favour of you?

I'd hate for anything to happen to him.

- You want me to take him home?

- He mustn't be detained.

Where does he live?

With my stepmother at Cazalsk tenements.

Thank you.

The little ones are hungry, Dad.

Tell Katerina I'll fetch

some more money tomorrow.

Honest work, Sonia, one day.

Honest work.

You get home.

Experience tells me, sir,

that you are a man of education.

I have trodden the path

of better things,

but now find myself stuck

in a quagmire of destitution,

swept out of human society with a broom.

And now a fellow traveller

takes me home, eh?

- What do you mean?

- Our fates, sir. Our fates.

Make your own way home,

you stupid old fool.

But I'm scared, sir.

I haven't been home for five days, sir.

I lost my job and the jacket

of my uniform.

She'll hit me and the children will cry.

But the main thing is

I have someone I can go to

and every man...

Every man must have that.

Don't you think? Somewhere he can go.



I'm trying to keep you clean.

I know I won't.


Where's the money? Where is it?

There are 12 silver rubles missing

from my box. Where are they?

Sir, Katerina Ivanovna,

a person of education like yourself,

a field officer's daughter.

There's nothing in these pockets.

And where's your uniform gone?

She danced at

the governor's graduation ball.

They gave her a gold medal.

- You dropped the money!

- No!

He dropped the money?

He's spent the lot! All of it!

Look at them!

They haven't had anything to eat.

They're going hungry while you're out...

Why am I so cursed?

What are you staring at?

You should be ashamed of yourself.

You're another one of them, aren't you?

One of his drinking cronies.

You're just another one of them.


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.


"And he that was dead came forth,

"bound hand and foot

with grave clothes."

00 tomorrow.

Your sister can look after herself

for an hour, can't she?


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:




Ah, Nikolai, I'm thirsty.

This is good work.

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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