Estern Promises

Eastern Promises (2007)

Rs. 150

Plot:
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Alternate Plot Summary:
In London, the Russian pregnant teenager Tatiana arrives bleeding in a hospital, and the doctors save her baby only. The Russian descendant midwife Anna Khitrova finds Tatiana's diary written in Russian language in her belongings and decided to find her family to deliver the baby, she brings the diary home and ask her uncle Stepan to translate the document. Stepan refuses, but Anna finds a card of a restaurant owned by the Russian Semyon inside the diary and she visits the old man trying to find a lead to contact Tatiana's family. When she mentions the existence of the diary, Semyon immediately offers to translate the document. However, Stepan translates part of the diary and Anna discovers that Semyon and his sick son Kirill had raped Tatiana when she was fourteen years old and forced her to work as prostitute in a brothel of their own. Further, Semyon is the dangerous boss of the Russian mafia "Vory v Zakone", jeopardizing the safety of Anna and her family. Meanwhile, Semyon's driver Nikolai Luzhin gets close to Kirill and Semyon, climbing positions in the criminal organization, but he helps Anna, her family and the baby.

Tagline: Every sin leaves a mark.
Genres: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Spoken Language(s): English, Pусский, Türkçe, Український, اردو
Rating: 7.2
Status: Released
Release Date: September 14, 2007
IMDB Link: tt0765443
Home Page: http://www.focusfeatures.com/easternpromises/
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada
Production Companies: BBC Films, Serendipity Point Films, Téléfilm Canada, Astral Media, Scion Films

Casting:
  • Naomi Watts - Anna Khitrova
  • Viggo Mortensen - Nikolai Luzhin
  • Vincent Cassel - Kirill
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl - Semyon
  • Sinéad Cusack - Helen
  • Donald Sumpter - Yuri
  • Jerzy Skolimowski - Stepan
  • Josef Altin - Ekren
  • Mina E. Mina - Azim
  • Aleksander Mikic - Soyka
Translations:
  • German - de
  • Italian - it
  • Turkish - tr
Alternative Titles:
  • Şark Vaatleri - TR
  • Wschodnie obietnice - PL
  • les promesses de l ombre - FR

Product Description

Eastern Promises (2007)
Eastern Promises poster Rating: 7.7/10 (163,020 votes)
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Steven Knight (screenplay)
Stars: Josef Altin, Mina E. Mina, Aleksandar Mikic, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 21 Sep 2007
Plot: In London, the Russian pregnant teenager Tatiana arrives bleeding in a hospital, and the doctors save her baby only. The Russian descendant midwife Anna Khitrova finds Tatiana's diary written in Russian language in her belongings and decided to find her family to deliver the baby, she brings the diary home and ask her uncle Stepan to translate the document. Stepan refuses, but Anna finds a card of a restaurant owned by the Russian Semyon inside the diary and she visits the old man trying to find a lead to contact Tatiana's family. When she mentions the existence of the diary, Semyon immediately offers to translate the document. However, Stepan translates part of the diary and Anna discovers that Semyon and his sick son Kirill had raped Tatiana when she was fourteen years old and forced her to work as prostitute in a brothel of their own. Further, Semyon is the dangerous boss of the Russian mafia "Vory v Zakone", jeopardizing the safety of Anna and her family. Meanwhile, Semyon's driver Nikolai Luzhin gets close to Kirill and Semyon, climbing positions in the criminal organization, but he helps Anna, her family and the baby.

Additional Information

Media Type

DVD

Language

English, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu

Print Quality

Master-Print, On Demand DVD-R

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