Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises
  • 2007
  • UK / Canada
  • 1h 50min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Cronenberg
  • Written by: Steven Knight
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinéad Cusack
  • Website: www.easternpromisesthemovie.co.uk

Cronenberg's companion piece to 'A History of Violence' is a perversely entertaining crime thriller centred around midwife (Watts) who is drawn into the dark criminal underworld after she saves the newborn child of a Russian woman who dies on the operating table, leaving sparse clues as to her identity. A fascinating lesson in the East/West urban clash that stands as testament to its director's proficiency and intelligence.

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Eastern Promises

18 Oct 20074 stars

THRILLER/DRAMA (18) 100min Friedrich Nietzsche once asked ‘if evil men have no songs, how is it that the Russians have songs?’ A similar tone of revulsion and envy runs through Steven Dirty Pretty Things Knight’s script for David Cronenberg’s new film…

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