Student by Darezhan Omirbayev (Kazakhstan, 2012, 90 min.). Inspired by Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, the film places a nameless student in the losing segment of Kazakhstan’s new capitalist era, whose population watches the rich rise above common legal proscriptions and old-fashioned communal values. Omirbayev’s brooding protagonist may prove the willing student of the age, but he alone reckons with the consequences of his actions—a gesture strikingly at odds with a world losing a consistent concept of justice. In Kazakh with English subtitles.