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Crime and Punishment

Crime et châtiment

Directed by Pierre Chenal
France, 1935
Crime, Drama


A young Russian student, Raskolnikov, believes that the intellectual classes are morally superior to ordinary working class people. To prove his point, he brutally kills an old shopkeeper, believing that the act will leave his conscience unscathed.

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Crime and Punishment Directed by Pierre Chenal

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1935 | Winner: Best Actor (Volpi Cup)

National Board of Review

1935 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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