Cargo 200 (2007)
aka Gruz 200
Genre: Dark Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: Russia | Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Language: Russian | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 89mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 4.37gb

The Soviet Union in 1984, the decline of the Soviet Era. The daughter of the Secretary of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party in a small town disappears one night after leaving a dance club. There are no witnesses, no suspects. The same night a brutal murder occurs in a house in the outskirts of town. The murderer is the owner of the house. Police captain Zhurov has to investigate both cases . . .

Art house meets grind house in Cargo 200, Alexey Balabanov s morbidly compelling thriller set in the Soviet Union. –Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

The new movie year gets off to a shocking start with Cargo 200, a wicked black comedy from Russia… Make no mistake about it: Cargo 200 is bold filmmaking that will turn off many moviegoers. Others, like this critic, will find much of value in this parable about life in Russia, both pre- and post-Putin. –V.A. Musetto, New York Post

For nearly a decade, director Alexei Balabanov and producer Sergei Selyanov have ridden a rising wave of nationalism in Russia to box office success with tales of local heroes triumphing over Chechen separatists, American crime bosses, and underworld hit men. But their latest film, set in 1984, has left audiences feeling uncomfortable by taking aim at a new target: the Soviet Union. The gritty thriller, set in 1984 in the USSR’s twilight years, has triggered controversy with an unremittingly bleak and violent portrayal of the period. –Andrew Osborn, The Wall Street Journal


Cargo 200 (2007)