• 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: Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Serendipity Point Films

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The actors and the characters merge and form a reality above and apart from the story, and the result is a film that takes us beyond crime and London and the Russian mafia and into the mystifying realms of human nature. show more

  • 100
    Glenn KennyPremiere

    One of Cronenberg's subtlest, most insinuating pictures, and one of the highlights of the year so far. show more

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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