Crime and Punishment
DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
CAST: MARKKU TOIKKA, AINO SEPPO, ESKO NIKKARI, MATTI PELLONPää
Dostoevsky in modern-day Helsinki! Kaurismäki’s debut feature gives us a very different Raskolnikov, here a bitter former law student working in an abattoir and plotting his revenge on the businessman who killed his fiancée in a drunk driving accident, and a young man whose grudge against society is entirely justifiable. For the first and not the last time, Kaurismäki casts his lot with life’s losers against the powers that be.