Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment"


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Telefilm based on the classic Dostoyevsky novel, "Crime and Punishment." Set in 19th century Russia, a young student named Rodya Raskolnikov believes that extraordinary people, merely because of their greatness, have the right to commit any crime and remain unpunished if it is for the betterment of

Film Details

Also Known As
Crime and Punishment
Release Date
1998
Location
Budapest, Hungary; St. Petersburg, Russia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Telefilm based on the classic Dostoyevsky novel, "Crime and Punishment." Set in 19th century Russia, a young student named Rodya Raskolnikov believes that extraordinary people, merely because of their greatness, have the right to commit any crime and remain unpunished if it is for the betterment of the country. Because he perceives himself to be in this league, Raskolnikov murders a corrupt pawnbroker and her innocent sister in order to prove his theory. Ultimately, his feelings of guilt overpower him and the forces of justice close in on him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Crime and Punishment
Release Date
1998
Location
Budapest, Hungary; St. Petersburg, Russia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 11, 1998

Aired in United States on Video March 14, 2000

Budget source: Hollywood Reporter 09/22/1997

Estimated budget: $20,000,000

Began shooting June 22, 1998.

TV rating: TV-14