Director: Aleksey Balabanov
"In its lawlessness and chaos, the Russia of 1984 was every bit as grotesque as anything dreamed up in the realms of modernist fiction." - Screen Daily
Set on the eve of Perestroika, Cargo 200 reveals a society contaminated by violence, where rape and kidnapping are rife and men drink themselves into vodka stupors. A lunatic police captain takes the law into his own hands, kidnapping the daughter of a local Communist Party leader, and causing mayhem and murder on the outskirts of town.
A crime story transformed into a portrait of a society teetering at the brink of social revolution, Alexey Balabanov's (Brother, Of Freaks and Men) 11th feature has been hailed by Russian critics as the most honest Russian film in years.
“A talented man is on a downward path until he hits rock bottom. That happens pretty often. And not just because of drugs. There are a lot of temptations all around.” - filmmaker Aleksey Balabanov More »
Turn of the century St Petersburg: two respectable families come under the scrutiny of Johann, a malicious pornographer, and his sinister, grinning accomplice. Johann's discreetly perverse spanking p… More »
Set in Chechnya and England, The War is an adventure story that mixes satire, action and broad humour to expose the brutalities of war. ... During the war in Chechnya, guerilla fighters take as hosta… More »