by Darezhan Omirbayev

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

A student of Philosophy suffers from lack of money and loneliness. He decides to kill the owner of a shop and has to learn the influence of conscience. When he falls in love with a girl he has to take responsibility for his actions. The script is based on Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime And Punishment”.

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival - Official Selection Un Certain Regard 
IN COMPETITION for "UN CERTAIN REGARD" at Cannes Film Festival
Shanghai Int'l Film Festival - Panorama


The Student: Nurlan Baitasov
Saniya: Maya Serikbayeva
The Poet: Edige Bolysbayev
Student's Mother: Bakhytzhan
1st University lecturer: Aruzhan Sain
2nd University lecturer: Amangeldy Aitaly
The Actress: Asel Sagatova
The Film Director: Darezhan Omirbayev


Director: Darezhan Omirbayev
Script: Darezhan Omirbayev
Cinematography: Boris Troshev
Editor: Aizhan Bissenbinova 
Music: Baurzhan Kuanys
Sound: Iliya Biserov
Executive producer: Limara Zheksembayeva
Production Company: Kazakhfilm JSC

Colour / 90 min / Kazakh with English subtitles / Kazakhstan 2012

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