John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece.
Set in St Petersburg in the second half of the 19th century, this is Dostoevsky's disturbing tale of Raskolnikov (John Simm), a desperate man planning the perfect crime. Raskolnikov is a highly intelligent and striking young student who decides to test his courage and integrity by killing a mean old pawnbroker whom he is sure nobody will miss. But his crime goes seriously awry and, although there's no clear evidence against him, wily investigator Porfiry sets up a complex series of traps, encounters and conversations which slowly but inexorably allow Raskolnikov to incriminate himself - and eventually confess.
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