Eastern Promises (2007)

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Released 20-Mar-2008
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EVERY SIN LEAVES A MARK

Set primarily in London’s Russian community, Eastern Promises stars Naomi Watts (21 Grams) as Anna Khritrova, a midwife born to a Russian father and an English mother. She is on duty one night when a pregnant teenager is brought in haemorrhaging and, after giving birth, dies on the operation table. No-one knows the girl’s identity, but she has left a diary, in Russian, and a business card for a restaurant. With these clues, Anna sets out on a quest to find out the young girl’s identity and next of kin. She meets the owner of a restaurant, the seemingly amiable Semyon who, unbeknownst to her, is a powerful underworld figure. As part of the murderous Russian Mafia, Semyon immediately recognises the diary for what it is – a threat to himself and his empire. When Anne refuses to hand the diary over to him, Semyon calls on his henchman, Nikolai Luzhin (Viggo Mortensen - Lord of the Rings), to resolve the problem and in doing so, unleashes the full fury of the Vory…   

Orchestrated in an inescapable atmosphere of danger and dread, Eastern Promises is a starting, sometimes gruesome, totally intriguing thriller from on of Hollywood’s finest, David Cronenberg (Crash, A History of Violence).

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Starring
Josef Altin
Mina E. Mina
Aleksandar Mikic
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
Lalita Ahmed
Badi Uzzaman
Naomi Watts
Doña Croll
Raza Jaffrey
Sinéad Cusack
Jerzy Skolimowski
Tatiana Maslany
Viggo Mortensen
Directed by
David Cronenberg
Music
Howard Shore
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Layer
Thriller 2007 96:19 (Case: 100) 576i (PAL) 4
Video
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Featurette-Secrets & Stories (10:33) 16x9 enhanced, Featurette-Marked for Life (6:43) 16x9 enhanced
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