Crime & Punishment (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 225 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This version of Crime and Punishment is a British television miniseries adaptation of the classic work of literature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. John Hurt stars as Rodya Raskolnikov, a 19th century Russian intellectual living in poor conditions who struggles with the moral choice to commit a crime in order to save his sister. Originally airing on the BBC in 1979, it was also shown as part of Masterpiece Theatre on PBS.

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conscience, morals, murder