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Eastern promises

Author: David CronenbergSteven KnightPaul WebsterRobert LantosHoward ShoreAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Focus Features ; Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2007.
Series: Focus Features spotlight series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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Anna, a midwife at a North London hospital, finds the diary of a Russian teenager who dies giving birth to a baby, and resolves to find the young girls' relatives in the hopes of providing the orphaned child with a loving family. As Anna follows the clues the diary provides, she finds evidence of a local Russian mob's criminal activities, and meets Nikolai, a formidable mob enforcer. Anna and Nikolai find themselves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Gangster films
Feature films
Suspense films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Cronenberg; Steven Knight; Paul Webster; Robert Lantos; Howard Shore; Viggo Mortensen; Naomi Watts; Vincent Cassel; Armin Mueller-Stahl; Sinéad Cusack; Mina Mina; Jerzy Skolimowski; Donald Sumpter; Focus Features.; BBC Films.; Astral Media.; Corus Entertainment (Firm); Telefilm Canada.; Kudos Pictures (Firm); Serendipity Point Films.; Scion Films.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 180709985
Language Note: In English or Français with optional subtitles in English SDH, Français, or Español; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 2007 motion picture.
Special features: Secrets and stories [featurette] (11 min.); Marked for life [featurette] (7 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Ronald Sanders ; music by Howard Shore ; production designer, Carol Spier ; costume designer, Denise Cronenberg.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinead Cusack, Mina E. Mina, Jerzy Skolimowski, Donald Sumpter.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R, strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Contents: Pronounced dead/Main titles --
Surviving diary --
Trans-Siberian --
Show some respect --
Only a driver --
Professionally processed --
Staying alive --
Ordinary people --
Spreading lies --
Exchange --
Just passing --
For my brother --
Offered stars --
Living in the Zone --
To the slaughter --
Exile or death --
Drawing blood --
Becoming king --
Better life --
End Titles.
Series Title: Focus Features spotlight series.
Responsibility: Universal ; Focus Features presents ; in association with BBC Films, Astral Media, Corus Entertainment and Telefilm Canada ; a Kudos Pictures/Serendipity Point Films production in association with Scion Films ; directed by David Cronenberg ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; produced by Paul Webster, Robert Lantos ; a film by David Cronenberg.

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Anna, a midwife at a North London hospital, finds the diary of a Russian teenager who dies giving birth to a baby, and resolves to find the young girls' relatives in the hopes of providing the orphaned child with a loving family. As Anna follows the clues the diary provides, she finds evidence of a local Russian mob's criminal activities, and meets Nikolai, a formidable mob enforcer. Anna and Nikolai find themselves growing close as the Russian mobsters behind the girl's death become aware of Anna's discoveries regarding their crimes.

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