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"Russia," by Peter Ustinov, 1986

"Russia," by Peter Ustinov, 1986.

In this dramatized conversation from a 1986 television series, Ustinov interviews an actor playing Dostoevsky about his life and work. How do the staging, script, and characterization of both author and interviewer reflect the tensions between rationality and spirituality as explored in Crime and Punishment


Director: John McGreevy. Written and hosted by Peter Ustinov. Dostoevsky played by Olegar Fedoro. Country of origin: Canada, where the film was entitled Peter Ustinov's Russia: A Personal Journey. Victor Solnicki Productions.

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