- UK / Canada
- 1h 50min
- 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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Reviews & features
Eastern Promises18 Oct 2007
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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