Gruz 200 (Cargo 200) (Freight 200) (2007)
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Brother director Alexei Balabanov takes the helm for this over-the-top black comedy concerning the clash between a sadistic police captain and an atheist university professor. The year is 1984, and power-abusing police Captain Zhurov (Alexei Poluyan) lives in a modest Leninisk home with his incoherent, alcoholic mother (Valentina Andryukova). Existing in stark contrast to the corrupt urban policeman, grain alcohol slinger Alexei (Alexei Serebryakov) lives in a remote country shack with his wife
Jun 14, 2007 Wide
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Art house meets grind house in Cargo 200, Alexey Balabanov's morbidly compelling thriller set in the Soviet Union.
Regardless of intent, Cargo 200 is beautifully filmed and completely disturbing for its entire running time.
Alexey Balabanov's gruesome little charmer of a black comedy -- a goth cousin to Delicatessen -- is set in the gray, decaying environs of Leninsk, essentially a more depressing version of Pittsburgh.
A grim grindhouse black comedy thriller that is a disturbing look at Russia before Perestroika.
This is not a movie for those with weak stomachs, but it is haunting if you can stomach the disgusting acts of sexual abuse and murder.
Mildly compelling, but, essentially, it's just another bland, tedious, pointless version of Hostel with much less blood-and-guts and ultimately leaves you with a bitter aftertaste.
The realism of the cinematography, the pull-no-punches style in the scenes that depict Russia's military as a disenfranchised bunch of thugs and the gumption to toss it into one pot all deliver a robust recipe.
Incredibly perverse and weirdly fascinating look at the Soviet Union in the pre-Glasnost era.
Balabanov has crafted horror setpieces as vile (and strangely aesthetically pleasing) as anything you might see in contemporary torture porn, but Cargo's slow-burn build give each act of rape, murder, torture and necrophilia that much more weight.
A depressing Russian thriller set in 1984 that paints a very unpretty picture of society.
Soviet lives are uncomfortable to watch here but as compelling as Richard Widmark's début in 'Kiss of Death' or Tarantino's more graphic one with 'Reservoir Dogs.'
Balabanov (Brother) writes and directs with an almost unnervingly naturalistic style, loading each scene with pitch-black humour
Balabanov imbues his uncompromisingly matter-of-fact horror show material with a shrewd politicized consciousness.
You're likely to leave this movie wondering what you've just watched, as if you've been abused worse than the poor kidnapped girl.
Searing critique of the social decay in 1984 by Alexei Balabanov, who has an affinity with Quentin Tarentino. Worth seeing, but not as successful as his best-known movie "Brother".
o stomahi hreiazetai na to 'heis gero kai to goysto isos kai ligo diestrammeno gia tin ektimiseis, toylahiston sto epipedo poy doyleyei i ameilikti eystohia toy petyhimenoy pantrematos toy karamayroy hioymor me tin politiki satira, tin arketa sygkratimeni
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