- Tue Mar 31, 2009, 4:53 AM GMT
Looking to explore more on 'Eastern Promises', director David Cronenberg fesses up that he is working to bring a sequel of the 2007 mafia drama to the big screen.READ MORE
The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Mortensen) 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. Headed by Semyon (Academy Award nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl), whose courtly charm as the welcoming proprietor of the plush Trans-Siberian restaurant impeccably masks a cold and brutal core, the family's fortunes are tested by Semyon's volatile son and enforcer, Kirill (Vincent Cassel), who is more tightly bound to Nikolai than to his own father.
But Nikolai's carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova (Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts), a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the desperate situation of a young teenager who dies while giving birth to a baby. Anna resolves to try to trace the baby's lineage and relatives. The girl's personal diary also survives her; it is written in Russian, and Anna seeks answers in it.
Anna's mother Helen (Sinead Cusack) does not discourage her, but Anna's irascible Russian-born uncle Stepan (Jerzy Skolimowski) urges caution. He is right to do so; by delving into the diary, Anna has accidentally unleashed the full fury of the Vory.
Though didn't land 12 nods like 'Eastern Promises', the Sarah Polley's drama managed to steal the spotlight at the 28 Annual Genie Awards' ceremony on Monday, March 3, as it brought home 7 awards.READ MORE
On Monday, January 28, the mobsters film starring Viggo Mortensen was announced to be the receiver of 12 nominations for the 28th Annual Genie Awards.READ MORE
The piece contains some comedic shots as well as footage showing off the special effects from the movie.READ MORE