Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Once again, acclaimed screenwriter Steven Knight’s uncanny knack for immersing the audience in a sub-culture is brilliantly realised by a powerful cast and the deft touch of director David Cronenberg. Eastern Promises is a compelling and brutal look at the criminal underbelly behind human trafficking in London. The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Viggo Mortensen) is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The gang’s nefarious antics are uncovered by Anna (Naomi Watts), who tends to a pregnant 14-year-old Russian prostitute who dies in childbirth but leaves a diary that inculpates in her death the Russian gang boss Semyon (Armin Mueller-Stahl), a member of the notorious Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. NB: this film is rated R18+ and contains high level violence.

Eastern Promises

  • Director: David Cronenberg
  • Year: 2007
  • Run Time: 99 mins
  • Country: US
  • Rating: R