Student (2012)

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev
Writer: Darezhan Omirbayev
Based on: Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s Crime and Punishment
Cast: Nurlan Bajtasov, Maya Serikbaeva, Edige Bolysbaev
Part of: Viennale

A Student (Nurlan Bajtasov), working at a photo shoot, witnesses how a friend gets beat up after spilling some tea on the model girlfriend of a rich banker. That incident, coupled with the survival of the fittest rhetoric he hears at uni, leads him to rob a shop, shooting the owner and the only witness in the process. But that doesn’t seem to improve his situation at all.

I have to admit that I missed most of this film as I fell asleep after the first half hour or so and only woke up towards the end. In my defense, that happened because it grew really boring really quickly.

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