Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-American-Canadian thriller-crime film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay by Steven Knight. The film tells of a British midwife's interactions with the Russian Mafia in London and stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel. Principal photography began November 2006, in locations in and around London. The film has been noted for its plot twist, the subject of sex trafficking, and for its violence and realistic depiction of Russian career criminals, which includes detailed portrayal of the tattoos commonly worn by them.

Eastern Promises received positive critical reception, appearing on several US critics' "top ten films" lists for 2007. The film has won several awards, including the Audience Prize for best film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Best Actor award for Mortensen at the British Independent Film Awards. The film received twelve Genie Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations. Mortensen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Eastern Promises - Sequel
... That August, however, Cronenberg stated that Eastern Promises 2 was "dead" "We were supposed to start shooting 'Eastern Promises 2' in October.. ...
Satellite Awards 2007 - Winners and Nominees - Film
... Best Actor – Drama Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises Christian Bale – Rescue Dawn Josh Brolin – No Country for Old Men Frank Langella – Starting Out in the ...
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2007 - Winners
... Best Actor Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises Runners-Up George Clooney – Michael Clayton and Gordon Pinsent – Away from Her Best Actress (tie) Julie Christie – Away from Her Ellen Page ...

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