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Eastern Promises (2007)

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Release Date
ē USA: Sep 14, 2007
BoxOffice: $16.9M

Official Website:
Eastern Promises Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity.

Running Time
1 hour, 36 minutes

Country UK | Canada | USA

Production Companies
Serendipity Point Films, Astral Media (in association with), BBC Films, Corus Entertainment (in association with), Focus Features, Kudos Film and Television (as Kudos Pictures), Scion Films (in association with) (as Scion Films), Téléfilm Canada (in as

Studio Focus Features

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Genre: Drama

Tagline: Every sin leaves a mark.

Plot: Eastern Promises
The new thriller reteaming acclaimed director David Cronenberg with his A History of Violence leading man Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises is written by Steve Knight (Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Dirty Pretty Things). As in the earlier film, director and star together explore the psyche, physicality, and fortunes of a man whose true nature may never be wholly revealed. The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Mr. Mortensen) is a driver for one of Londonís most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family itself is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Headed by Semyon (Academy Award nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl), whose courtly charm as the welcoming proprietor of the plush Trans-Siberian restaurant impeccably masks a cold and brutal core, the familyís fortunes are tested by Semyonís volatile son and enforcer, Kirill (Vincent Cassel), who is more tightly bound to Nikolai than to his own father. But Nikolaiís carefully maintained existence is jarred

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 Directed by
David Cronenberg
A History of Violence, eXistenZ, The Dead Zone
 Written by
Steven Knight
Amazing Grace, Gypsy Woman, Emma's War
Naomi Watts
King Kong, The Ring, Mulholland Dr.
Viggo Mortensen
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Vincent Cassel
Shrek, Ocean's Twelve, Brotherhood of the Wolf
Armin Mueller-Stahl
The Game, The X Files, Shine
Josef Altin
Boy A, Stoned, Gypo
Mina E. Mina
Run, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, The Death of the Incredible Hulk
Aleksandar Mikic
Extraordinary Rendition, Inbetween, Gunrush
 Music By
Howard Shore
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Silence of the Lambs



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