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.
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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