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Crime and Punishment (Russian/1970) Deluxe 2-Disc set!

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Crime and Punishment 1970 DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Widescreen. Black & White. Russian with English Subtitles. Deluxe 2 Disc set.

Starring: Georgiy TaratorkinInnokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Bedova. Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Nikolai Figurovsky and Lev Kulidzhanov. Directed by Lev Kulidzhanov.

Raskolnikov (Georgiy Taratorkin), an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. He comes to police attention through normal procedures (he was the victim's client), but his outbursts make him the prime suspect of the clever Porfiriy Petrovich (Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy). Meanwhile, life swirls around Raskolnikov: his mother and sister come to the city followed by two older men seeking his sister's hand; he meets a drunken clerk who is then killed in a traffic accident, and he falls in love with the man's daughter, Sonya (Tatyana Bedova), a young prostitute. She urges him to confess, promising to follow him to Siberia. Will he accept responsibility?

Absolutely fabulous rendering of this timeless classic!