Dostoevsky, The Idiot

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I know that 'Rog' is Russian for 'horn', so perhaps Rogozhin equates to a horned being like the Devil. Given his violent nature and his murder of Natashya, that would seem easy enough to concieve.
Rogozhin originates from "rogozha" is a coarse fabric ~ burlap
 
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can they really make an effective movie of Dostoevsky's novels? many of them involves the thoughts of the characters such as in crime and punishment were we spend much of our time in what his thoughts are so there's no artistic war to transmit that to a movie that would have the same effect. that is great though that the movies have gotten people interested in Dostoevsky again and i do wish more people were interested in him.
Bortko, the director of the movie is well known for his ability to accurately follow the original text (though I dislike his last film "Taras Bulba").
His first success was "Heart of a Dog" by Bulgakov.