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Alix Lambert in Alix Lambert's The Mark of Cain

Alix Lambert's The Mark of Cain

2000 NR

Exploring the violent world inside Russia's brutal prison system, filmmaker Alix Lambert's intensely gritty documentary examines how tattoos play a role in marking the status of the most hard-core prisoners. With jails so overcrowded that inmates must decide who will stand while others sleep, a well-defined hierarchy has developed where rank is determined by details of crimes committed and amount of time served.