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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

cast: Harry Baur, Pierre Blanchard, Madeleine Ozeray, Marcelle Geniat

year: 1935

colour: no

certificate: PG

director: Pierre Chenal

runtime: 110

A young Russian student, Raskolnikov, believes that the intellectual classes are morally superior to ordinary working class people. To prove his point, he brutally kills an old shopkeeper, believing that the act will leave his conscience unscathed. He is wrong. Guilt soon takes him over and compels him to surrender himself to his police pursuer, Porphyre. In jail, he realizes that the path to redemption will be a long and painful one to traverse…

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