The Mark of Cain

  |  Buy to Own: 12/01/2006
  |  73 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Documentary tracing the origins and history of Russian criminal tattoos. Using interviews with prisoners, guards and criminologists, the film charts the rise of the tattoo in the penal environment, from its use in the 1920s as a visual display of rank among inmates, to modern times, where an explosion of the Russian prison population has led to its increased popularity.