The Resource Eastern promises, Focus Features presents in association with BBC Films a Kudos Pictures/Serendipity Point Films production in association with Scion Films ; a film by David Cronenberg ; a United Kingdom/Canada co-production ; produced by Paul Webster, Robert Lantos ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg, (videorecording)

Eastern promises, Focus Features presents in association with BBC Films a Kudos Pictures/Serendipity Point Films production in association with Scion Films ; a film by David Cronenberg ; a United Kingdom/Canada co-production ; produced by Paul Webster, Robert Lantos ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg, (videorecording)

Label
Eastern promises
Title
Eastern promises
Statement of responsibility
Focus Features presents in association with BBC Films a Kudos Pictures/Serendipity Point Films production in association with Scion Films ; a film by David Cronenberg ; a United Kingdom/Canada co-production ; produced by Paul Webster, Robert Lantos ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family itself is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Semyon heads the syndicate and is the proprietor of a plush Trans-Siberian restaurant. But his friendliness at the restaurant masks a cold and brutal core. Fortunes are tested by Semyon's volatile son and enforcer, Kirill. But Nikolai's carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova, a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the death of a teenager while giving birth to a baby. Anna resolves to try and trace the baby's lineage and relatives. The girl has a personal diary, but it is written in Russian. Anna's Russian-born uncle urges caution. Anna accidentally unleashed the full fury of the Vory. With Semyon and Kirill closing ranks and Anna pressing her inquiries, Nikolai unexpectedly finds his loyalties divided. Hanging in the balance is a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Ronald Sanders ; music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Denise Cronenberg ; production designer, Carol Spier
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
LC item number
E278476 2007
PerformerNote
Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-
  • 1949-
  • 1959-
  • 1958-
  • 1968-
  • 1966-
  • 1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cronenberg, David
  • Webster, Paul
  • Lantos, Robert
  • Knight, Steven
  • Mortensen, Viggo
  • Watts, Naomi
  • Cassel, Vincent
  • Mueller-Stahl, Armin
  • Focus Features
  • BBC Films
  • Kudos
  • Serendipity Point Films
  • Scion Films
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
101
Series statement
Focus Features spotlight series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organized crime
  • Midwives
  • Russians
  • Orphans
  • London (England)
  • Crimen organizado
  • Comadronas
  • Rusos
  • Organized crime
  • Midwives
  • Russians
  • Orphans
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Eastern promises, Focus Features presents in association with BBC Films a Kudos Pictures/Serendipity Point Films production in association with Scion Films ; a film by David Cronenberg ; a United Kingdom/Canada co-production ; produced by Paul Webster, Robert Lantos ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Secrets and stories: see how director David Cronenberg brought the screenplay to life in the dark and forbidding streets of London; Marked for life: director David Cronenberg reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos as well as their complex symbolism and unique visual storytelling
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn180709985
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 002519333002
  • 025193330024
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
62033300
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)180709985
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Eastern promises, Focus Features presents in association with BBC Films a Kudos Pictures/Serendipity Point Films production in association with Scion Films ; a film by David Cronenberg ; a United Kingdom/Canada co-production ; produced by Paul Webster, Robert Lantos ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Secrets and stories: see how director David Cronenberg brought the screenplay to life in the dark and forbidding streets of London; Marked for life: director David Cronenberg reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos as well as their complex symbolism and unique visual storytelling
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn180709985
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 002519333002
  • 025193330024
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
62033300
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)180709985
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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