THE MARK OF CAIN

by Alix Lambert

Sailing ships, stars, angels and executioners, The Mark of Cain chronicles the vanishing practice and language of Russian Criminal Tattoos. Captured in some of Russia's most notorious prisons, including the fabled White Swan, the film traces the animus of the flowers of this carnal art by way of the brutality of it's origins: the penitentiary and the criminal environment. Incisive interviews with prisoners, guards, and criminologists reveal the secret language of The Zone and The Code of Thieves of the vory v zakone.

 

Credits

 

Director: Alix Lambert

Producers: Alix Lambert, Lalou Dammond, Gregor Clark

Executive Producers: Robert Bingham, Roberto Edwards

Cinematographer: Anastasi Mikhailov

 

 

The DVD with photo book is available from Perceval Pictures, ISBN 978-0-9969227-0-8, $15.

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