The Idiot

Dostoevsky

The Idiot (2008)

Drama

Léon returns to Dostoevsky to film an episode from The Idiot, starring Jeanne Balibar as the femme fatale Nastassia Philippovna, who finds herself juggling the affections of four men over the course of a single evening. One is her benefactor, the bourgeois Totsky (film historian Bernard Eisenschitz). Another is the opportunistic Ganya (Serge Bozon), whom Totsky has promised 75,000 rubles if he will marry Nastassia. Enter Rogozhin, who offers Nastassia 100,000 rubles for her hand. And of course, the “idiot,” Prince Myshkin, who loves Nastassia madly and vows to “save” her. Shot in elegant black-and-white with a peerless cast, The Idiot distills the power of Dostoevsky’s great novel into a singular hour of cinema.

Director: Pierre Léon

Release Date: 2008-08-07
Status: Released
Run time: 60 min / 1:0
Production Country: France

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Casts

Jeanne Balibar
Nastassya Filippovna
Laurent Lacotte
Prince Myshkin
Sylvie Testud
Darya Alexeyevna
Bernard Eisenschitz
Totsky
Pierre Léon
General Epanchin
Jean Denizot
Ferdyshchenko
Serge Bozon
Ganya
Vladimir Léon
Rogozhin
Martial Salomon
Ptitsyn
Renaud Legrand
Lebedev
Maurice Thomas
Medical student
Benjamin Esdraffo
Keller

Crew

Directing Pierre Léon Director
Writing Pierre Léon Writer
Production Pierre Léon Producer
Writing Benjamin Esdraffo Musical
Crew Thomas Favel Cinematography
Editing Martial Salomon Editor
Directing Nadège Catenacci Assistant Director
Directing Julie Gouet Assistant Director

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