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The Resource Eastern promises., Serendipity Point Films ; BBC Films ; Focus Features ; Kudos Film and Television ; Scion Films ; produced by Robert Lantos, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg

Eastern promises., Serendipity Point Films ; BBC Films ; Focus Features ; Kudos Film and Television ; Scion Films ; produced by Robert Lantos, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg

Label
Eastern promises.
Title
Eastern promises.
Statement of responsibility
Serendipity Point Films ; BBC Films ; Focus Features ; Kudos Film and Television ; Scion Films ; produced by Robert Lantos, Paul Webster ; 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, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
LC item number
E278476 2007
PerformerNote
Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1959-
  • 1943-
  • 1968-
  • 1958-
  • 1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lantos, Robert
  • Webster, Paul
  • Knight, Steven
  • Cronenberg, David
  • Watts, Naomi
  • Mortensen, Viggo
  • Mueller-Stahl, Armin
  • Serendipity Point Films
  • BBC Films
  • Focus Features
  • Kudos
  • Scion Films
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Videodiscs
  • Organized crime
  • Midwives
  • Russians
  • Orphans
  • Crimen organizado
  • Comadronas
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Eastern promises., Serendipity Point Films ; BBC Films ; Focus Features ; Kudos Film and Television ; Scion Films ; produced by Robert Lantos, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Secrets and stories; marked for life
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1098511
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193330024
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
62033300
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1098511
  • (Sirsi) 1098511
  • (OCoLC)180709985
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, single-sided
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Eastern promises., Serendipity Point Films ; BBC Films ; Focus Features ; Kudos Film and Television ; Scion Films ; produced by Robert Lantos, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Steve Knight ; directed by David Cronenberg
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Secrets and stories; marked for life
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1098511
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193330024
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
62033300
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1098511
  • (Sirsi) 1098511
  • (OCoLC)180709985
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, single-sided
Video recording format
DVD

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