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Raskolnikow

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari director Robert Wiene gives F. Dostoyevsky's literary classic a German expressionist makeover with this nightmarish take on Crime and Punishment. Impoverished student Raskolinov is in a dire position; his judgment has been so deeply damaged by hunger and deprivation that he sees no moral quandary in taking the life of another man. That man is Aliona, and elderly pawnbroker who hastened Raskolinov's economic demise. Convinced that murder is justifiable if the target is a toxic...more

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