The Brothers Karamazov
"Whoever loves human beings loves their joy, and all that is true
and beautiful in this world is always full of universal forgiveness."
Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Adapted & Directed by Connie Stephens
Dmitri Karamazov has killed his father. Everyone thinks so. He was seen running from the crime scene covered in blood, he has both motive and weapon and he's spent the last month telling everyone he's going to do it.
But has he? Does one of his brothers know more than he’s telling? Or is the Devil involved?
Set in the fictional town of Skotoprigonyevsk, Connie Stephens’ original adaptation delves between the masked interrogation of fiery Dmitri, the events leading up to Fyodor Karamazov’s murder - not least the destructive mutual passion of father and son for the feisty enchantress Grushenka - the exploration of life’s most fundamental questions by nihilistic Ivan and devout Alyosha, and the consequences for all involved.
Produced on a shoestring, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's vividly passionate last novel is a sizzling, horrifying and often rather funny probe into faith, philosophy and the ultimate dysfunctional family.
We filmed over 5 days in February 2014 and then performed with the same cast at The King's Head Theatre in Islington the following May. You can watch the whole movie here and as with Crime & Punishment please note there's brutal verbal description, profanity and offensive content right from the start.