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Cargo 200 (2007)

Gruz 200 (original title)
A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer gone mad.



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Credited cast:
Aleksey Poluyan ...
Captain Zhurov
Leonid Gromov ...
Artem, Professor of Scientific Atheism
Leonid Bichevin ...
Natalya Akimova ...
Antonina, Aleksey's Wife
Yuriy Stepanov ...
Mikhail, Colonel
Mikhail Skryabin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergei Aleksandrov
Valentina Andryukova
Konstantin Balakirev
Aleksandr Bashirov ...
Skinny Alcoholic
Alyona Falaleyeva
Yuliya Glazunova
Dmitri Karpov


A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer gone mad.

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Odinnadtsatyy film Alekseya Balabanova (Eleventh film by Aleksey Balabanov)


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14 June 2007 (Russia)  »

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Cargo 200  »

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The Soviet rock band "Kino" that collapsed after the death of its soloist Viktor Tsoy is still popular in Russia today. To make a scene with "Kino" playing live, Aleksey Balabanov chose four people: three musicians out of different little-known bands of St. Petersburg plus one professional actor. Viktor Tsoy's part was played by Niyaz Sadykov who gave concerts with his band called "Niyaz" in a St. Petersburg club "Kamchatka". "Niyaz" only played songs by Tsoy and only in "Kamchatka". Sadykov was chosen to play Tsoy after assistant director Anastasiya Pavlovich visited a concert by "Niyaz" to film it and tell the band that Balabanov wanted to invite them. Balabanov says there were several bands in St. Petersburg whose frontmen imitated Tsoy and he chose Sadykov because the latter was most like Tsoy, "in plastics and everything." The crew wanted to make the scene with the song "Elektrichka" but the record they had was too flawed and they chose the studio version of "Vremya yest, a deneg net", one of Balabanov's favorite songs by "Kino". Sadykov was too short and had to stand on a special tray when the scene was shot. All the equipment used in the scene was fake. Only the guitar was real, but it was dyed to match Tsoy's photos. According to Sadykov, the makeup of the "band" took several hours but the filming with a crowd of extras only lasted for 10 or 15 minutes. See more »


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Lars Von Trier and Coen brothers can retire. A must!
26 February 2010 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

Lars Von Trier and Coen brothers can retire. A must!

This is the best Balabanov's movie so far. May be it is not appreciated yet (just 6.9 points) but it is a masterpiece. A very honest look back at the 80's, very dark of course - not the Red Square and Pokrovsky Cathedral, sorry. I liked his movie "Of Freaks and Men", was disappointed by "Zhmurki", but with "Cargo" Balabanov is back and better than ever.

This is a very important movie especially for Russians who are rethinking now their Soviet past, but for Americans also, for obvious reasons... The term "cargo 200" was given to soldiers who found their way back to the motherland in zinc coffins.

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