The Mark Of Cain (2000)
Set in the brutal world of the prison system in Samara, Russia, this intense documentary reveals how inmates serving very hard time in "the Zone" signify their status on the inside through the receiving of tattoos. A caste system that developed in the midst of grossly overcrowded jails, "the Thieves' Tradition" employs stunningly crafted body art to rank inmates according to their crimes and their time served. 73 min. Soundtrack: Russian; Subtitles: English. In Russian with English subtitles.