Rikos ja Rangaistus (Crime and Punishment) (1983)

Rikos ja Rangaistus (Crime and Punishment) (1983)





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Inspired by Dostoyevsky's famous novel, this engrossing Finnish version of "Crime and Punishment" revolves around an ex-law student in Helsinki (Markku Toikka) who now works in a slaughterhouse. One day the worker searches out the drunk driver that had killed his fiancée and coldly shoots him to death. The worker does not get away without being seen by a woman named Eeva (Aino Seppo), and in spite of the fact that the woman knows everything, including his name (Rahikainen), she says nothing to the police about it. Instead, she and Rahikainen, the murderer, become involved in an affair that cannot possibly have a future.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Technically speaking, it's not as mature as he is now, but Kaurismaki has his own original way of looking at people and their lives already in this first feature, besides several technical trademarks of him. A bitter (but definite) ending (and what the hero says in that scene) reminds me of some great American films of 60s and 70s Hollywood Renaissance, and of course, has really big impact on me.

Naoya Kugimiya
Naoya Kugimiya

This early Kaurismaki is very different from his other films. A fairly straight adaptation, although set in modern Helsinki. He alters certain elements, but the essence of the story is there. Although I'd rather read the novel again, I think he did a good job. There's very little of his deadpan humor here. Deadpan, yes. Humor, not so much. You do see (or rather, hear) his use of diegetic music but what's most striking is the use of NON-diegetic music, which is mostly corny and unnecessary.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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