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Eastern Promises (2007) - Movie Details

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Suspense Drama Crime
100 min.
Release Date
September 14, 2007 (Limited)
September 21, 2007
DVD Release Date
December 23, 2007 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
100 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity

The new thriller reteaming acclaimed director David Cronenberg with his A History of Violence leading man Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises is written by Steve Knight (Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Dirty Pretty Things). As in the earlier film, director and star together explore the psyche, physicality, and fortunes of a man whose true nature may never be wholly revealed. The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Mr. Mortensen) is a driver for one of... Full synopsis »

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Eastern Promises does have a lot to promise. Featuring top notch talent such as Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts, director David Cronenberg hot off his last award-winning [and Mortensen-starring] masterpiece A History of Violence and an unsettling plot about a woman who has accidentally become entwined with the Russian mafia, expectations for the film were high. And Eastern Promises lives up to them... for the most part. Full movie review »
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