A young woman called Sofia lures an older man out to a small, secluded chapel. The arrival of two armed men, Verchovenski and Stavrogin, interrupts their loving bliss. Verchovenski starts beating up the older man, forcing him to admit to something. He calls him Viktor but the assaulted man denies being called Viktor and claims to be the local doctor. Sofia now makes love to Stavrogin also. The battered man manages to get hold of the guns and shoots the two assailants. The film ends with a sequence from St Luke's Gospel about the Gadarene swine, which drown in a lake after being entered by the demons that Christ has cast out of a possessed man.
Fjodor Michajlovič Dostojevskij (Běsi /Besy/ – román)
featuretheatrical distributionstudent film
black & white