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Eastern Promises

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

R In Theaters 09/14/2007 , 100min.
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Plot & Details

Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Vincent Cassel star in this David Cronenberg's thriller concerning a London midwife who unwittingly stumbles into a clandestine Russian sex trafficking ring. An unidentified Russian teen has been rushed to a London hospital after going into labor. Though midwife Anna Khitrova (Watts) does manage to deliver a healthy baby girl, the newborn's mother dies tragically during delivery. But the deceased mother's secrets did not die with her, because she has left behind a diary. Determined to ensure the newborn is placed with her rightful family, Anna attempts to read the diary and discovers a business card for a local restaurant therein. Upon visiting the restaurant Anna is greeted by kindly owner Semyon (Mueller-Stahl), who generously offers to translate it for her. But Semyon is not what he appears to be, and before long Anna begins to fear that the child could be in great danger. Semyon admits to Anna that the diary contains information about his son Kirill (Cassell) that could land the volatile offspring in jail despite the fact that Kirill is at heart a good person. As the truth begins to unfold and Anna begins to believe that Kirill and his driver Nikolai (Mortensen) - an ambitious driver seeking to ascent the ranks of the notorious Russian mafia - mean the baby harm, an underworld storm begins to brew that could consume all involved.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Viggo Mortensen Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Viggo Mortensen Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Paul Webster Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Steve Knight Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film David Cronenberg Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Robert Lantos Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Howard Shore Nominated
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Viggo Mortensen Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Austin Film Critics Best Picture Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Viggo Mortensen Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Paul Webster Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Steve Knight Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film David Cronenberg Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Robert Lantos Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actor Viggo Mortensen Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Viggo Mortensen Nominated

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Stuart Wilson Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Orest Sushko Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Director David Cronenberg Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Original Score Howard Shore Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Costume Design Denise Cronenberg Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Picture Paul Webster Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Michael O'Farrell Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Cinematography Peter Suschitzky Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Art Direction/Production Design Carol Spier Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Actor Viggo Mortensen Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Tony Currie Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Rob Bertola Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Original Screenplay Steve Knight Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Supporting Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Andy Malcolm Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Picture Robert Lantos Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Christian Cooke Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Wayne Griffin Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Editing Ronald Sanders Nominated

Golden Satellite Award

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Golden Satellite Award Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2007 Golden Satellite Award Best Original Screenplay Steve Knight Nominated
2007 Golden Satellite Award Best Director David Cronenberg Nominated
2007 Golden Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Viggo Mortensen Nominated

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