Crime and Punishment (1983 film)

Crime and Punishment (Finnish: Rikos ja rangaistus) is a 1983 film directed by Aki Kaurismäki. It is the first full-length film by Kaurismäki and is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel of the same title, Crime and Punishment. The main character in the film is called Rahikainen.

Crime and Punishment
DVD cover
Directed byAki Kaurismäki
Produced byMika Kaurismäki
Screenplay by
  • Aki Kaurismäki
  • Pauli Pentti
Based onCrime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Music byPedro Hietanen
CinematographyTimo Salminen
Edited byVeikko Aaltonen
Villealfa Filmproductions
Distributed byFinnkino
Release date
  • 2 December 1983 (1983-12-02)
Running time
93 minutes

In 1984, it received two Jussi Awards: for best début film and best script.

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