Essential Kaurismäki: Selected by David Stratton ACMI IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AND THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE PRESENT

Crime and Punishment

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“Crime and Punishment is a homage to those golden years when one murder was sufficient for one crime film”

Aki Kaurismaki

The Raskalnikov character (Markku Toikka), a slaughterhouse worker and former law student, takes vengeance on the man who killed his fiancée in a hit and run accident. Reviewing the film for Variety I wrote: “The city itself becomes a character in the film thanks to the pristine photography. Getting marks for originality is the use of English rock songs. (This is) one of the best Finnish films of recent years.”