The Brothers Karamazov



There have been several film adaptations of The Brothers Karamazov. They include:

  • The Brothers Karamazov (1915 silent film, lost, directed by Victor Tourjansky)[45]
  • Die Brüder Karamasoff (1921, directed by Carl Froelich)[46]
  • Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (1931, directed by Erich Engels & Fyodor Otsep, starring Fritz Kortner, Anna Sten)[47]
  • I fratelli Karamazoff (1947, directed by Giacomo Gentilomo)[48]
  • The Brothers Karamazov (1958, directed by Richard Brooks, starring Yul Brynner and William Shatner)
  • The Brothers Karamazov (1969, directed by Kirill Lavrov, Ivan Pyryev and Mikhail Ulyanov)
  • The Brothers Karamazov (1969, directed by Marcel Bluwal)


A Russian 12-episode mini-series was produced in 2009, and is considered to be as close to the book as possible.[49]

The 2013 Japanese TV drama Karamazov no Kyōdai is an adaptation of the book set in modern-day Japan [50] [51] that was created by executive producer Sato Misato, screenwriters Ouka Shizuka and Takei Aya, and directors Tsuzuki Junichi, Murakami Shosuke, and Satō Genta.[52]

The Grand Inquisitor was adapted for British television as a one-hour drama titled Inquisition. Starring Derek Jacobi as the inquisitor, it was first broadcast on Channel 5 on 22 December 2002.

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