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Eastern Promises

2007 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

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  • Jini Score
    84%
  • Critics Score
    77%
  • Rating
    7.6/10
  • Box Office
    $ 56 Million
  • Jini Score
    84%
  • Critics Score
    77%
  • Rating
    7.6/10
  • Box Office
    $ 56 Million
compellingdifferentdisturbingdistinctiveinteresting
In London, the Russian pregnant teenager Tatiana arrives bleeding in a hospital, and the doctors save her baby only. The Russian descendant midwife Anna Khitrova finds Tatiana's diary written in Russian language in her belongings and decided to find her family to deliver the baby, she brings the diary home and ask her uncle Stepan to translate the document. Stepan refuses, but Anna finds a card of a restaurant owned by the Russian Semyon inside the diary and she visits the old man trying to find a lead to contact Tatiana's family. When she mentions the existence of the diary, Semyon immediately offers to translate the document. However, Stepan translates part of the diary and Anna discovers that Semyon and his sick son Kirill had raped Tatiana when she was fourteen years old and forced her to work as prostitute in a brothel of their own. Further, Semyon is the dangerous boss of the Russian mafia Vory v Zakone, jeopardizing the safety of Anna and her family. Meanwhile, Semyon's driver Nikolai Luzhin gets close to Kirill and Semyon, climbing positions in the criminal organization, but he helps Anna, her family and the baby. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Eastern Promises is a 2007 English-language Action Crime motion picture starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-stahl, Josef Altin, Mina E. Mina and Chris Wilson. Eastern Promises was Produced by Paul Webster and Robert Lantos. Eastern Promises is written by Steven Knight and directed by David Cronenberg. Focus Features acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. Eastern Promises was released on 3rd January 2008 in English,Russian and Ukrainian languages and takes a screen time of 101 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released. Eastern Promises was made on a budget of $50 million and it was a hit at box office gross of $56 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Steve Knight. Cinematography was done by Peter Suschitzky and editing by Ronald Sanders. The music was composed by Academy Award Oscar winner Howard Shore.

Eastern Promises Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.9/5

98%

Positive Review Rating : 88%

88%
  • A film that takes us beyond crime and London and the Russian mafia and into the mystifying realms of human nature. ( Read More )
  • Time Out

    Slightly hesitant, slightly undercharacterised and gently compromising, hybrid: an oddly diplomatic, if often brutal, dip into the hellish demi mondes lurking behind bouncer guarded London doorways. ( Read More )
  • Eastern Promises is a straighter version of Inland Empire, which is not to say that it isnt totally queer. ( Read More )
  • Chron

    What its really about, more than sensitivity for displaced people or social analyses, is violence hideous, gruesome, over the top violence. ( Read More )
  • Film Guardian

    You dont expect bad performances from a cast as top notch as this, and you dont get them, though Vincent Cassel is very broad as the out of control son, always roaring, brawling and swigging booze ... ( Read More )
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  • Directors Guild of Canada
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    48 NOMINATIONS
  • Genie Awards
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  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle
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