Rent Eastern Promises (2007)

3.6 of 5 from 306 ratings
1h 36min
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Synopsis:
After a young teenage mother dies during childbirth, midwife Anna resolves to try to trace the baby's relatives. Guided by the girl's personal diary she meets Seymon, the charming proprietor of a plush Trans-Siberian restaurant who impeccably masks his cold and brutal acts as the head of one London's most notorious Eastern European crime families. Seymon's volatile son Kirill, who is also part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood, and the family's mysterious driver, Nikolai, soon cross her path as Anna accidentally unleashes the full fury of the Vory...
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Shannon-Fleur Roux, Lillibet Langley, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Robert Lantos, Paul Webster
Voiced By:
Tatiana Maslany
Writers:
Steven Knight
Others:
Steve Knight
Studio:
Pathe
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Canada
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2008
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Secrets and Stories
  • Marked for Life
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2008
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Secrets and Stories
  • Marked for Life

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Reviews (5) of Eastern Promises

Every picture tells a story. - Eastern Promises review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
08/05/2008

Cronenberg directs the story in a rather bleak manner and it seems rather low budget at times. Viggo Mortenson plays his role with convincing aplomb and Naomi Watts holds your attention without hogging the limelight. The bath-house scene is well acted but gruesome and predictable. Mortenson's speed of recovery in hospital belies belief and the ending hints of a sequel maybe? The extras on the dvd are worth your time.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Russian Problems UK Location - Eastern Promises review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
23/03/2009

Cronenberg and Viggo team up for another worthwhile film, this time focusing on Russian crime in the UK. Eastern Promises is a hard-hitting voyage into the practises of the Russian gangs and their clandestine rules. Tattoos are a vital part of the equation as Viggo demonstrates his physical agility on more than one occasion. Its during these moments that Cronenberg returns to his roots, demonstrating his uncanny ability to highlight the pain and suffering that violence brings. Unfortunately the conclusion is all too idealistic for comfort, but up until that point Eastern Promises is perhaps Cronenberg's best work.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Good story - Eastern Promises review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
19/02/2010

Good actors in a thriller with the surprises and twists you should expect in that genre - shot on location in London - and you do wonder if this can happen when we know about radioactive tea being served.

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