Crime + Punishment in Suburbia
Closed Capationed Starring: Monica Keena Director: Rob Schmidt R

Crime + Punishment in Suburbia
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  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 2, 2001
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
    • Dolby Digital - French
    • Dolby Digital - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Rob Schmidt - Director, Michael Ironside - Star

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 02/01/2001
"...A striking visual design....The soundtrack uses well-chosen snatches of grunge music..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/22/2000
"...It is the kind of movie that lives and breathes....It contains excellent things....The story is a dark, juicy melodrama..."
Uncut - 08/01/2001
"A dark, disorienting look at the dysfunction that simmers beneath the shiny surface of American suburbia..."

Product Description:

In director Robert Schmidt's adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (the "in Suburbia" is Schmidt's addition), the role of the protagonist is played not by a troubled young man who kills his landlady, but by a teenage girl (Monica Keena) who murders an older man who has been molesting her. The punishment, rather than a police interrogation and exile to Siberia, is a series of psychological discussions with a common cop who has a romantic interest in her. An interesting take on an old story, the film raises the nagging moral questions: When is a crime justifiable' and How does the punishment fit the crime'


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