Crime & Punishment

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Crime & Punishment is a 2002 BBC television adaptation of the classic Russian novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, starring John Simm, Ian McDiarmid, Lara Belmont, and Katrin Cartlidge in a story about an unstable young man who must deal the the legal, societal, and psychological repercussions of a double homicide he haphazardly commits during an attempted robbery. Simm plays Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a confused nihilist living in squalor in Saint Petersburg. Raskolnikov has close friends in the city, as well as a family that loves him back home. However, his life and studies, with their many conflicting ideas, have led him to the dangerous fringes of society. He devises a plan to kill and rob an elderly pawn broker who lives above him and becomes convinced that the plan is beyond his control, that his actions are predetermined. The grisly crime doesn't go as planned, and Raskolnikov struggles to maintain his health and sanity as the guilt weighs on him, while at the same time developing the affections of his beautiful friend Sonya (Belmont) and avoiding a cunning detective (McDiarmid).moreless

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Drama

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Crime, Psychological, 70s, Classics, British TV