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Without Compassion (1994)

Sin compasión (original title)
Based on Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment': Ramón is a lonely laws student that lives in a rented room and thinks he has committed the perfect crime, but can't stand the consequences. A story of irrationality, anxiety and suffering.

Writers:

Augusto Cabada, Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Bertie Diego Bertie ... Ramón Romano
Adriana Dávila Adriana Dávila ... Sonia Martinez
Jorge Chiarella Jorge Chiarella ... Mayor Portillo
Marcello Rivera Marcello Rivera ... Julian Razuri
Ricardo Fernández Ricardo Fernández ... Leandro Martinez
Carlos Oneto Carlos Oneto ... Priest
Hernán Romero Hernán Romero ... Alejandro Velaochaga
Mariella Trejos Mariella Trejos ... Señora Aliaga
Humberto Modenesi Humberto Modenesi ... Señor Aliaga
Juan Jose Criados Juan Jose Criados ... Nico
Isabel Solari Isabel Solari ... Paula
Mónica Domínguez Mónica Domínguez ... Journalist
Ruth Escudero Ruth Escudero ... Jueza
Marcial Mattheus Marcial Mattheus ... Doctor
Benjamín Sevilla Benjamín Sevilla ... Jabali
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Storyline

Based on Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment': Ramón is a lonely laws student that lives in a rented room and thinks he has committed the perfect crime, but can't stand the consequences. A story of irrationality, anxiety and suffering.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Peru | Mexico | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 December 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

No Mercy See more »

Filming Locations:

Lima, Peru

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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how could a man like him, do something like that?
9 March 2005 | by aledcassalSee all my reviews

Sin Compasion is a very good film about how a good person may turn evil because of society, the way he lives and depression. This film shows a very good face of humanity in which people are no longer part of a society because of their loneliness. Ramon is a good hearted person that studies laws and lives in a strong poverty situation. He thinks a lot about society and the rules that help people get along well with each other. He analyzes society so much, that he losses contact with the reality and makes his own rules applying his own ethics on them. He commits a crime because he thought it was a good way to bring justice to the world. He believes that he has made the right choice but as the film goes on, his way of thinking is affected by other people until he reaches the point in which he no longer recognizes what's wrong or good. He has to make the choice between being a good part of society or live with his own rules and a guilty feeling.

It's a very good film that reflects very well how Latin American societies work, and how much people feel about the way other people suffer while others make evil things. It;s a good picture of Latin America and i recommend the film to every person who doesn't agree with life and feel that nothing can be done.


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