Crime and Punishment

Kaurismäki does Dostoevsky, and though it's not exactly a straight adaptation, the gloom and foreboding are authentic. Here Raskolnikov is Rahikainen, a Helsinki slaughterhouse worker who shoots the man responsible for killing his wife in a hit-and-run incident three years earlier. At the victim's house, however, he meets a young woman with whom he gets into a relationship, and she, for the moment, withholds his name from the police.

By: TJ

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Screenwriter: Aki Kaurismäki, Pauli Pentti
Cast: Markku Toikka
Aino Seppo
Esko Nikkari
Olli Tuominen
Hannu Lauri
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