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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

1983 / 93min / 35mm

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.