Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American gangster film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, and Armin Mueller-Stahl, and tells a story of a Russian-British midwife's interactions with the Russian Mafia in London. 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. Wikipedia
Eastern Promises is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, British films, Universal Pictures films, Crime thriller films, Mafia films, Films set in London, Gangster films, Films set in England and Russian-language films.
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