Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Known For: Writing · Birthday: 1821-11-11 · Deathday: 1881-02-09 (59 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]

126 Movies · 7 TV shows

Also Known As: Fyodor Dostoyevsky · Фёдор Достоевский · Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский · Fëdor Dostoevskij · Fëdor M. Dostoevskij · Fjodor M. Dostojevskij · Fjodor Michajlovič Dostojevskij

Biography

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (; Russian: Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский, tr. Fyódor Mikháylovich Dostoyévskiy, IPA: [ˈfʲɵdər mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪdʑ dəstɐˈjɛfskʲɪj] (listen); 11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, philosopher, short story writer, essayist, and journalist. Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes. His most acclaimed works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872), and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Dostoevsky's body of works consists of 12 novels, four novellas, 16 short stories, and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest psychological novelists in world literature. His 1864 novel Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature.Born in Moscow in 1821, Dostoevsky was introduced to literature at an early age through fairy tales and legends, and through books by Russian and foreign authors. His mother died in 1837 when he was 15, and around the same time, he left school to enter the Nikolayev Military Engineering Institute. After graduating, he worked as an engineer and briefly enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, translating books to earn extra money. In the mid-1840s he wrote his first novel, Poor Folk, which gained him entry into Saint Petersburg's literary circles. Arrested in 1849 for belonging to a literary group that discussed banned books critical of Tsarist Russia, he was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted at the last moment. He spent four years in a Siberian prison camp, followed by six years of compulsory military service in exile. In the following years, Dostoevsky worked as a journalist, publishing and editing several magazines of his own and later A Writer's Diary, a collection of his writings. He began to travel around western Europe and developed a gambling addiction, which led to financial hardship. For a time, he had to beg for money, but he eventually became one of the most widely read and highly regarded Russian writers.Dostoevsky was influenced by a wide variety of philosophers and authors including Pushkin, Gogol, Augustine, Shakespeare, Dickens, Balzac, Lermontov, Hugo, Poe, Plato, Cervantes, Herzen, Kant, Belinsky, Hegel, Schiller, Solovyov, Bakunin, Sand, Hoffmann, and Mickiewicz.His writings were widely read both within and beyond his native Russia and influenced an equally great number of later writers including Russians such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Anton Chekhov, philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre and the emergence of Existentialism and Freudianism. His books have been translated into more than 170 languages, and served as the basis for many films.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 Movie
Bajazet - En considérant Le Théâtre et La Peste

Bajazet - En considérant Le Théâtre et La Peste

2019
Frank Castorf has adapted Racine and combined this material with texts by Artaud. His art of theatrical and vital immoderation explores how, when it comes to this classical French author, the tragedy ...

2018.

1 Movie
Bridge of Sleep

Bridge of Sleep

2018
Shahab who is about to get marry with his fiance is in desperate need for money. For bringing money he with the help of his friend participates in a bargain but loses all his money. Under all the pres...

2017.

2 Movies
From the House of the Dead

From the House of the Dead

2017
Condensing the life stories – memories of prison in Silesia – related by Dostoyevsky in his work The House of the Dead, Leoš Janáček composed an opera filled with burning desire and longing. Contagiou...
A Gentle Creature

A Gentle Creature

6
2017
A woman is in Russia. While her husband is in prison, she sends a parcel to him. When her package was returned to sender, she was angry and confused.

2016.

5 Movies
Hold Empty

Hold Empty

2016
Anton has bad tools. When he is kicked out of his home for the day, he wanders the streets and runs into a friend of his ex, whom he proceeds to befriend.
Parallel Shadows

Parallel Shadows

2016
Based on the short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - A Gentle Creature - written in November 1876. Farhad is an isolated antiques dealer who has no communications with the outer world but his few customer...
El jugador

El jugador

2016
A retired gambler who works for a wealthy meat entrepreneur, travels to Mar del Plata where he must give a considerable sum of money to his boss's grandchildren.
Eifman Ballet: The Brothers Karamazov

Eifman Ballet: The Brothers Karamazov

2016
The Brothers Karamazov novel is the epitome of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s creative work, the acme of the philosophic investigation carried out by this colossal and restless mind throughout his life. World re...
White Nights

White Nights

2016
Velutha Rathrikal (White Nights) is an independent cinematic adaptation of the eponymous novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Manu is an artist in search of a new sky, from his troubled past, in a forest sett...

2015.

3 Movies
The Cage

The Cage

2015
They don't know each other. She lives in a penury. He has a pawnshop. Poverty makes her marry him even though she doesn't love him. The family war begins after the marriage is over. The novel 'A Gentl...
Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker

2015
A washed up Hollywood director is trapped in a remote castle by his own fears until the arrival of a mysterious woman offers him a chance at redemption. Johnny Walker tried to answer the question: Is ...

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Strangely in Love

Strangely in Love

2014
A naive man-boy falls in love with a hotheaded blind girl and tries to win back her hero lover, Steve.
The Double

The Double

2014
An awkward office drone becomes increasingly crazy after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
TV
Besy

Besy

2014

2013.

1 TV show
TV
The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

2013
Set in present day Japan in a provincial town, Bunzo Kurosawa, a greedy and violent father, is murdered in his own home. Bunzo has 3 sons: oldest son Mitsuru, second son Isao and youngest son Ryo. The...

2012.

2 Movies
Student

Student

2012
A roughly faithful adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment," set in Almaty by Kazakh filmmaker Darezhan Omirbayev A stark, Bressonian tale of a young man who commits an almost random act of...
Inside

Inside

2012
A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party where he is not...

2011.

1 Movie
The Idiot

The Idiot

6
2011
A story of a naive man, whose direct behavior stirs in people moral unrest, rage and embarrassment over their own pettiness, making them yearn for goodness. The book is based on F. Dostojevski.

2010.

1 Movie
The Gentleman Takes His Leave

The Gentleman Takes His Leave

2010
The novel "Demons" was written by Dostoevsky.

2009.

1 Movie
The Gambler

The Gambler

2009
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle Berlin performs THE GAMBLER, Prokofiev's moody, roiling opera based on a story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

2008.

2 Movies
The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

2008
This film consists of 73 minutes and 5 seconds of magenta screen.
The Karamazov Brothers

The Karamazov Brothers

2008
Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exi...

2007.

2 Movies
From the House of the Dead

From the House of the Dead

2007
Set in a Siberian prison camp, Janacek's final opera centers on the experiences of recent arrival Alexandre Petrovitch Goriantchikov (Olaf Bar), a nobleman who finds relief from the harsh conditions i...
Saawariya

Saawariya

1
2007
Two souls arrive in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a lover. They spend a lot of time in that town. with each other.

2006.

3 Movies
Ahista Ahista

Ahista Ahista

2006
A professional witness at the marriage registrar helps a runaway girl when her boyfriend does not show up for the wedding. He falls in love with her, but then the missing groom returns.
Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

2006
They were friends. The army experience of the Blood Brothers bound them together. They were decent people. They had love, careers, hopes, a future, but they wanted more. They wanted to commit a crime....
Der Idiot

Der Idiot

2006
He captures the temperature of an actor ensemble that throws itself into the world of Dostoyevsky with immense pleasure and passion.

2005.

2 Movies
Die Spielerin

Die Spielerin

2005
The Titelrolle has a filmer named Fjodor Dostojewski.

2004.

2 Movies
Nina

Nina

5
2004
The story of a poor comic strip illustrator living with her landlady is told in the film. She ends up in a violent fantasy world.
Rakushka

Rakushka

2004
A husband and his mother-in-law meet for the first time since his wife committed suicide.

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
White Nights

White Nights

2003
A young university professor, who leads a quiet and reclusive life and fills his life with reading and teaching literature, meet a young girl who has altered the course of her life for the sake of a m...
TV
The Idiot

The Idiot

2003
The Idiot was produced in 2003 by Russia TV Channel.

2002.

3 Movies
Inquisition

Inquisition

2002
The time of torture and interrogation by the Grand Inquisitor took place in Spain in 1680. A young man seems to be raising the dead and healing the sick. He may be the second coming of the Messiah. He...
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

2002
John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

2002
A modern day adaptation of Dostoyevsky's classic novel about a young student who is haunted by the murder he committed.

2001.

2 Movies
Down House

Down House

2001
The plot is set in modern Moscow in the 1990s, with "New Russians", Hummer H1 SUVs, bribery, violence, truck fulls of tinned stew as a dowry, etc.

2000.

2 Movies
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

2000
"It is the story of love and of how love can be destroyed by obsession. In our lives we are subject to two contradictory drives - the drive to be good and bad, the propensity to love and to hate" -Pio...
Demons

Demons

2000
In the last house just behind the western borders of Russia, between Paris/Texas and Korleput/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Cindy Sherman, Dogma 95 and Duma 2000, Frank Castorf directs his virst video produ...

1999.

2 Movies
The Idiot Returns

The Idiot Returns

1999
The main character is going back to his family. He's been avoiding all relationships. He is regarded as an idiot because he is an ingenuous and pure person. He becomes involved in family conflicts. He...
The Shade

The Shade

1999
The first film of New York-based French director Raphael Nadjari is an adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Gentle Creature, which had also inspired Une Femme douce of Robert Bresson. The Shade is a drama ...

1998.

1 Movie
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

1998
Rodya Raskalnikov is an intellectual who is living in poverty in the 19th century. Napoleon must be above the law in order to accomplish great things.

1997.

1 Movie
The Gambler

The Gambler

1997
Dostoyevsky is under pressure from his publisher. In the 27 days it takes for him to complete the novel reality and fiction become blurred; in this feverish atmosphere of excess Dostoyevsky's characte...

1996.

3 Movies
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime

The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime

1996
Jim and his car become involved in another case when he runs across an old flame. Everyone's life is in danger because Patrick is involved with the Russian Mob. Jim's trailer is being painted to help ...
Under the Skin

Under the Skin

1996
The film shows passion, criminal instincts and traditions.
Łagodna

Łagodna

1996
A grieving man tries to find the cause of his wife's suicide by spending the night next to her dead body.

1995.

2 Movies
Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground

1995
Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong...
Fado, Major and Minor

Fado, Major and Minor

1995
Pierre is the victim of a sudden failure. He found a young man who said he was here to avenge a young woman who had taken her own life. What is Pierre's role in this situation?

1994.

3 Movies
Nastazja

Nastazja

1994
Andrzej Wajda's Japanese-language film based on the last chapter of Dostoevsky's Idiot, in which Prince Myshkin and Rogozhin return to the past in a conversation over the dead body of Nastassya Filipp...
Sin compasión

Sin compasión

1994
Lima, 1980s. Based upon Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.
Whispering Pages

Whispering Pages

1994
An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded encounters and catacombs, including a holy prostitute.

1993.

3 Movies
The Perfect Husband

The Perfect Husband

1993
The Dostoevsky-inspired drama is about a bored arrogant playboy who spends time seducing other men's wives and dueling. He began an affair with his friend's wife, but fell in love with her.

1992.

5 Movies
Demons

Demons

1992
Deserter

Deserter

1992
The Federal Army officer took some leave in Belgrade during the break-up of Yugoslavia. He is less haunted by war horrors than he is by sentimental skeletons in the closet. He meets a man who is AWOL ...
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

1992
An animated short film based on the 1877 short story written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It chronicles the experiences of a man who decides that there is nothing to live for in the world, and is therefore ...

1991.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

1991
In a mental institution the patients see themselves as people like Jesus, Lázaro, Marta, Maria, Adão, Eve, Sonia, Raskolnikov, Aliosha e Ivan Karamasov, a Philosopher, a Profet, Santa Teresa d'Avila, ...
TV
Idiot

Idiot

1991
The Hindi TV series is based on Dostoevsky's Idiot. He gets engaged to another woman only to have an epileptic seizure. On the wedding day Nastasia goes to her pursuer and is killed by him. The men ar...

1990.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Boys

Boys

1990
A story based on a few chapters from the classical "The Brothers Karamazov" novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Humiliated and Insulted

Humiliated and Insulted

1990
The novel is about a young woman who leaves her family to live with her lover and her father who tries to keep them apart.
TV
Eternal husband

Eternal husband

1990
The drama of Eugene Markovsky is based on the novel by F.M. Dostoevsky's “Eternal Husband”.
Nazar

Nazar

1990
Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Meek One", Nazar is the saga of a Bombay-based antique dealer-cum-money lender (Shekhar Kapur), who at the age of 40, marries a woman (Shambhavi Kaul) who is 17, and...
A Woman's Revenge

A Woman's Revenge

1990
A beautiful woman is going to Paris to attend her lover's funeral. His death was caused by Cecile. Cecile is trying to find the truth by playing a psychological game.

1989.

1 Movie
The Dream

The Dream

1989
The one-man drama was adapted from a Dostoevsky short story by Murray Watts. In his dream, the man visits a garden.

1988.

2 Movies
Son

Son

1988
Dream (1988) is a somnambulist short about dreams taking over reality and rendering protagonists inactive.
The Possessed

The Possessed

1988
The established order in Russia was overthrown in 1870 by a group of young and idealistic anarchists.

1987.

1 Movie
A Gentle Spirit

A Gentle Spirit

1987
An impressionistic retelling of Dostoyevsky's "A Gentle Spirit"

1986.

1 Movie
Jour et nuit

Jour et nuit

1986
Harry is a silent and fragile man. Full of fear. He works at a consulate, lives with his teenage daughter Ingrid and nourish a relationship with Anna.

1985.

1 Movie
Mad Love

Mad Love

1985
Micky wants to get back his girlfriend Mary who was taken from him after the bank robbery. He met Leon on the way to Paris. Leon can't understand what Micky is doing but he follows him and falls in lo...

1984.

1 Movie
Chuzhaya Zhena i Muzh pod Krovatyu

Chuzhaya Zhena i Muzh pod Krovatyu

1984
Немолодой чиновник уже давно подозревает жену в неверности. Его наихудшие предчувствия оправдываются в юбилей их свадьбы, когда он, чтобы поздравить жену, с букетом цветов является домой раньше обычно...

1983.

2 Movies
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

1983
There is an updated version of Dostoyevsky's novel. A Slaughterhouse worker has to live with the consequences of his actions after murdering a man.
Teenager

Teenager

1983
A drama is based on a novel.

1981.

1 Movie
The Underground Man

The Underground Man

1981
Argnetina's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981

1979.

2 Movies
Teu Tua

Teu Tua

1979
A comedy divided in four episodes, set in different time periods, each starring a different couple, yet all facing the same issue: marital jealousy.

1977.

1 Movie

1976.

1 Movie
The Musician Killer

The Musician Killer

1976
A dedicated clarinetist has a difficult time deciding what to do with a valuable violin.

1972.

1 Movie
The Gambler

The Gambler

1972
This lavish Soviet/Czech co-production is based on a famous novel, The Gambler, which tells the story of a Russian living in Germany in a gambling resort. The film was filmed in Karlovy Vary, Czechosl...

1971.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Four Nights of a Dreamer

Four Nights of a Dreamer

1971
Jacques, a young man with artistic ambitions, spent four nights wandering Paris with a young woman whom he saved from suicide.
TV
Theatre Macabre

Theatre Macabre

1971
The horror anthology series is hosted by Christopher Lee.

1970.

1 Movie
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

1970
Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. He comes to police attention through normal...

1969.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Cuernos debajo de la cama

Cuernos debajo de la cama

1969
A woman has several lovers, her husband discovers her with one of them, and both men are mistaken for robbers.
A Gentle Woman

A Gentle Woman

1969
An introspective pawnbroker looks back on their life together after his wife commits suicide.
TV
The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

1969
The Italian version of Dostoevsky's novel was adapted.
The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

1969
The novel of the same name was written by Dostoevsky. The tragic story of the Karamazov family takes place in the late 19th century. Their father and brothers are very different. One of the brothers i...

1968.

1 Movie
Partner

Partner

1968
A young man uses his likeness to fulfill his dreams.

1967.

2 Movies
A Gentle Spirit

A Gentle Spirit

1967
Krotká is a 1967 Slovak black-and-white produced by TV a psychological drama directed by Stanislav Barabas on based a short story A Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

1966.

1 Movie
The Ugly Story

The Ugly Story

1966
Based on a satirical short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky concerning the escapades of a Russian civil servant.

1965.

2 Movies
The Enemy

The Enemy

1965
An ex-soldier named Slobodan Antic, referred to by a friend as one of the last idealists, finds himself losing control over his own life when a man identical to him starts following him around. His pr...

1960.

2 Movies
White Nights

White Nights

1960
Based on the short story of the same name by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Petersburg 40s of the XIX century. Summer, white nights. On the banks of the Neva, the Dreamer meets Nastenka. Five nights, walking ar...
The Meek One

The Meek One

1960
The short story 'A Gentle Creature (A Fantastic Story)' was written by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

1959.

1 Movie
Crime and Punishment USA

Crime and Punishment USA

1959
George Hamilton had his first starring role in this so-so drama that was inspired by Feodor Dostoyevsky's novel Crime and Punishment.

1958.

3 Movies
The Idiot

The Idiot

1958
The film is based on the first part of the novel of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from Switzerland, where he was treated in a psychiatric clinic. On the train, ...
The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

1958
Ryevsk was founded in 1870. The Karamazov family has disagreements. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine. His four grown sons include an officer who was always broke and at odds with his father. The other br...
The Gambler

The Gambler

1958
A young Russian named Alexei Ivanovitch arrived in Austria in the late 19th century and was soon engaged to a General who was looking after his children. A gambler who almost lost his life due to his ...

1957.

1 Movie
Le Notti Bianche

Le Notti Bianche

1957
A lonely city transplant and a sheltered girl haunted by a lover's promise meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delus...

1956.

2 Movies
No Right to Kill

No Right to Kill

1956
This is a special series of lost classic programs from the Golden Age of TV. The series has been restored by SabuCat Productions from the best archival film elements available in high definition, some...

1951.

2 Movies
The Idiot

The Idiot

3.5
1951
A person who has been in an asylum is going to Hokkaido. Two women are in a relationship. Akama and another person are in love with each other. When Akama learns that he will never have Taeko, his tho...
Crimen y castigo

Crimen y castigo

1951
Adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel about a student who plans a conceptual murder and then butts heads with a police detective.

1949.

1 Movie
The Great Sinner

The Great Sinner

1949
A man is gambling.

1948.

1 Movie
Barrio de pasiones

Barrio de pasiones

1948
A Mexican movie.

1947.

1 Movie

1946.

3 Movies
Fear

Fear

1946
A film noir takes on crime and punishment. A college student is in trouble when he takes a loan from a shady college professor.
The Eternal Husband

The Eternal Husband

1946
An adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Le Eternel Mari", a somber story of marital infidelity, revenge and near madness, and starring Raimu in his last film appearance.
L'Idiot

L'Idiot

1946
The prince returned home to St. The person from a mental institution was determined to spread decency and kindness. He becomes betrothed to an innocent young girl while trying to save a less-innocent ...

1945.

1 Movie
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

1945
A Swedish version of Crime and Punishment. Raskolnikov, a poor student, is planning to assassinate a hated pawnbroker.

1938.

2 Movies

1935.

2 Movies
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

1935
Pierre Chenal's adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, starring Pierre Blanchar and Harry Baur. Bears the influence of German Expressionism and serves as an early forerunner of poetic realism.
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

1935
A man is haunted by a murder that he committed.

1934.

1 Movie
Petersburg Nights

Petersburg Nights

1934
A loose Communist adaptation of a Dostoyevsky novel.

1932.

1 Movie
House of the Dead

House of the Dead

1932
The autobiographical novel of Dostoevsky's prison experiences was the basis of the Soviet film.

1931.

2 Movies
Les frères Karamazoff

Les frères Karamazoff

1931
A Fyodor Otsep adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel.
The Murderer Dmitri Karamazov

The Murderer Dmitri Karamazov

1931
The lieutenant is accused of killing his father in Dostoevsky's novel.

1923.

1 Movie
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

1923
Student Raskolnikow, who has written an article about laws and crime, proposing the thesis, that un-ordinary people can commit crimes if their actions are necessary for the benifit of mankind, murders...

1922.

1 Movie

1921.

2 Movies

1919.

1 Movie

1917.

1 Movie

1910.

1 Movie
Idiot

Idiot

1910
An adaptation of the Dostoyevsky novel.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Money, Fascism, and Some Sort of Acid

Money, Fascism, and Some Sort of Acid

There are five short films about the military industrial complex, the rise of fascists and other issues in modern society.
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