Eastern Promises

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: September 14, 2007
DVD: December 21, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.68
based on 2256 votes and 53 reviews
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Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinead Cusack


The film follows the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), who is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna (Naomi Watts), an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family.

Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution.

Director: David Cronenberg
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Robert Lantos, Paul Webster
Screenplay: Steven Knight
Official Site: www.easternpromises.net

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  • 4 stars "Viggo Mortensen is very believable as a Russian and an exceptionally talented actor overall. Didn't care for the graphic violence but the story and actors were awesome."