Cargo 200

  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 01/01/1970
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  109 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad. The critics unanimously acknowledge Cargo 200 as one of the most significant films of the year, and many consider it to be Russian director Alexey Balabanov’s (Brother, Of Freaks And Men) best film yet. The film, a gritty thriller based on actual events that becomes the blackest of black comedies, is set in 1984, provincial Russia, where the gloom of Soviet life has reached extreme depths. Balabanov presents an unremittingly dark and unflinching portrait of the decline of the Soviet era. The title refers to the Soviet term for military corpses returning from Afghanistan. Guaranteed to shock even the most strong-stomached of moviegoers, Cargo 200 is one of the most controversial movies ever to emerge from Russia. –