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Eastern promises - Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, David Cronenberg

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Every sin leaves a mark.

Eastern promises follows and centres on the story of a London hospital's midwife Ana (Naomi Watts) who witnessed the death of a young girl in giving birth on Christmas Eve and decided to search for her family and identity. The search leads her into the core of dangers of the underground sex-trafficking business operated by the London's Russian crime community headed by Nicolai (Viggo Mortensen) who however turns out not to be what he seems.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime thriller London Russian Mafia mystery sex-traffic prostitution mid-wife organised crime murder

Persons of interest

  • Viggo Mortensen .... Nikolai Luzhin
  • Naomi Watts .... Anna Khitrova
  • Vincent Cassel .... Kirill
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl .... Semyon
  • Sinéad Cusack .... Helen
  • Donald Sumpter .... Yuri
  • Josef Altin .... Ekrem
  • Olegar Fedoro .... Tattoo
  • Raza Jaffrey .... Doctor Aziz
  • Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse .... Tatiana
  • Ksenia Lavrentieva .... Tatiana (voice)
  • Aleksandar Mikic .... Soyka
  • Mina E Mina .... Mr Azim
  • Michael Sarne .... Valery Nabokov
  • Jerzy Skolimowski .... Stepan Khitrov
  • Mia Soteriou .... Mrs Azim
  • Tereza Srbova .... Kirilenko
  • Steven Knight .... Screenwriter
  • David Cronenberg .... Director

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Theatrical report

If you want to understand Eastern promises then you need to see A history of violence but if you just want to enjoy it then go right ahead but these two films form a genre in the same way that M Night Shyamalan's films do.

The crime, thriller movie Eastern promises is directed by David Cronenberg and stars Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel.

Government security censorship classification

R 18+ (High level violence)

Surveillance time

99 minutes (1:39 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 25 October 2007

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