Les possédés (The Possessed). 1988. France. Directed by Andrzej Wajda. Screenplay by Andrzej Wajda, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agnieszka Holland. With Isabelle Huppert, Jutta Lampe, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu. In French; English subtitles. 116 min.
Dostoyevsky’s serialized novel of young revolutionaries in thrall to a messianic aristocrat in 1870s provincial Russia is intelligently (if imperfectly) treated by Wajda—who tries to recapture the demonic spirit of his legendary 1971 Krakow stage production—and co-screenwriters Carrière and Holland.