• Eastern Promises (2007)

Eastern Promises

Release Date: September 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: December 23rd, 2007

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), who is both ruthless and mysterious, has ties to one of the most dangerous crime families in London. He crosses paths with Anna (Naomi Watts), a midwife who has come across potentially damaging evidence against the family, which forces him to set in motion a plan of deceit, death and retribution.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinead Cusack, Donald Sumpter, Jerzy Skolimowski, Josef Altin

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Serendipity Point Films

Keywords: Gritty , Murder , Suspenseful , Deception , Death , Hospital , 2000s , London , Transformation , Rise ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Cronenberg and screenwriter Steve Knight masterfully orchestrate an atmosphere of danger and dread for a descent into an underworld inhabited by the Russian mafia in London. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Viggo Mortensen's performance is flat-out brilliant, and this relentlessly dramatic thriller represents a mid-life growth spurt for its director, David Cronenberg. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The violence here is never in the service of spectacle, always of the story. show more

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama