Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Viggo Mortensen
Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
, Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
, Vincent Cassel
Vincent Cassel
David Cronenberg

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/23/2007
UPC: 0025193330024
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 10,771

Special Features

Secrets and stories: See how director David Cronenberg brought the screenplay to life in the dark and forbidding streets of London; Marked for life: Director David Cronenberg reveals the hidden story behind Russian tattoos as well as their complaex symbolism and unique visual storytelling

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Viggo Mortensen Nikolai Luzhin
Naomi Watts Anna Khitrova
Vincent Cassel Kirill
Armin Mueller-Stahl Semyon
Sinéad Cusack Helen
Donald Sumpter Yuri
Josef Altin Ekrem
Mina E. Mina Azim
Aleksandar Mikic Soyka
Sarah Jeanne Labrosse Tatiana
Lalita Ahmed Customer
Buddy Uzzaman Chemist
Dana Smith Croll Nurse
Raza Jaffrey Doctor Aziz
Jerzy Skolimowski Stepan
Tatiana Maslany Tatiana's Voice
Shannon-Fleur Roux Maria
Lillibet Langley Violin Girl
Mia Soterious Azim's Wife
Rad Kaim Head Waiter
Rhodri Miles Senior Officer
Tereza Srbova Kirilenko
Elisa Lasowski Prostitute
Christina Catalina Prostitute
Alice Henley Prostitute
Faton Gerbeshi Pimp
David Papava Chechen
Tamer Hassan Chechen
Gergo Danka Junior Waiter
Michael Sarne Valery
Boris Isarov Russian Boss
Yuri Klimov Russian Boss
Andrzej Borkowski The Gypsy
Olegario Fedoro Tattooist
Howard Shore Conductor

Technical Credits
David Cronenberg Director
Jeff Abberley Executive Producer
Lucy Allen Stunts
Gary Arthurs Stunts
Julia Blackman Executive Producer
Christine Blundell Makeup
Deirdre Bowen Casting
Stephanie Carey Stunts
Dan Carnegie Animator
George Cottle Stunts
Denise Cronenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Darkside Special Effects
Stephan Dupuis Makeup
Manex Efrem Special Effects Supervisor
Karen Elliott Musical Direction/Supervision
Charmaine Fuller Makeup
Stephen Garrett Executive Producer
Walter Gasparovic Asst. Director
Nina Gold Casting
Rebecca Holmes Art Director
Steve Knight Screenwriter
Robert Lantos Producer
Mai-Ling Lee Animator
Nick Palmer Art Director
Dominic Preece Stunts
Ronald Sanders Editor
Tracey Seaward Co-producer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Carol Spier Production Designer
Peter Suschitzky Cinematographer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Paul Webster Producer
Stuart Wilson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Eastern Promises
1. Pronounced Dead (Main Titles) [4:44]
2. Surviving Diary [3:27]
3. Trans-Siberian [6:26]
4. Show Some Respect [6:54]
5. Only a Driver [7:31]
6. Professionally Processed [3:20]
7. Staying Alive [5:25]
8. Ordinary People [5:31]
9. Spreading Lies [4:04]
10. An Exchange [6:15]
11. Just Passing [:48]
12. For My Brother [2:17]
13. Offered Stars [5:47]
14. Living in the Zone [7:19]
15. To the Slaughter [4:18]
16. Exile or Death [6:40]
17. Drawing Blood [4:22]
18. Becoming King [2:07]
19. A Better Life [6:28]
20. End Titles [1:36]

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