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ē USA: Sep 14, 2007
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Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity.
1 hour, 36 minutes
Country UK | Canada | USA
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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• Eastern Promises (2007)
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Tagline: Every sin leaves a mark.
Plot: 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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