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• Shooting Locations
• USA: Sep 15, 2000
DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 1, 2001
Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Website
Rated R for brutal violence, strong sexuality, language and substance abuse.
1 hour, 40 minutes
Studio Killer Films, United Artists
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|Genre: Thriller, Drama, Murder, School / Campus, Teenage, Psychodrama, Disturbing|
Tagline: Some kids have lots of time to kill.
Plot: 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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