Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff

V' 14

Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff

Fedor Ozep
D, 1931
93min, OF

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Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff

Fedor Ozep
D, 1931
, 93min, OF

Cast: 
Fritz Kortner
Dimitri Karamasoff
Anna Sten
Gruschenka
Fritz Rasp
Smerdiakoff
Max Pohl
Fedor Karamasoff, Dimitri's father
Bernhard Minetti
Iwan Karamasoff
Cast: 
Motif of the original novel
«Die Brüder Karamasow» (1880) by Fjodor Dostojewskij
Screenplay: 
Victor Trivas
Fedor Ozep
Leonhard Frank
Fritz Kortner (uncredited)
Sound: 
Karol Rathaus
Camera: 
Friedl Behn-Grund
Editor: 
Hans von Passavant
Fedor Ozep
Decoration: 
Franz Schroedter
Carl Ludwig

Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Dostoyevski’s novel reduced to but a few elements: to the tense relationship between Dimitri and his father; to Gruschenka, who first turns the father’s head and then Dimitri’s; and to the murder of old Karamasov committed by Smerdiakov, the servant, which Dimitri is unjustly accused of.
“The sound film does not deny the previous work done by the silent film, nor has it dismissed it arrogantly; it has continued and developed it further. (...) The theme, the direction and the acting all work together perfectly to become one integral whole. Fritz Kortner as Dmitri Karamasoff dominates the cast but assumes the position assigned to him. His simplicity is no longer an understatement; it is completely natural and has thus become suggestive.” (Herbert Ihering, 1931)