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The Resource Eastern promises, 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, (videorecording)

Eastern promises, 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, (videorecording)

Label
Eastern promises
Title
Eastern promises
Statement of 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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Ronald Sanders ; music by Howard Shore ; production designer, Carol Spier ; costume designer, Denise Cronenberg
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R, strong brutal and bloody violence, some graphic sexuality, language and nudity
Language note
In English or Français with optional subtitles in English SDH, Français, or Español; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
LC item number
E278476 2007
PerformerNote
Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinead Cusack, Mina E. Mina, Jerzy Skolimowski, Donald Sumpter
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-
  • 1959-
  • 1949-
  • 1958-
  • 1968-
  • 1966-
  • 1930-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cronenberg, David
  • Knight, Steven
  • Webster, Paul
  • Lantos, Robert
  • Shore, Howard
  • Mortensen, Viggo
  • Watts, Naomi
  • Cassel, Vincent
  • Mueller-Stahl, Armin
  • Cusack, Sinéad
  • Mina, Mina
  • Skolimowski, Jerzy
  • Sumpter, Donald
  • Focus Features
  • BBC Films
  • Astral Media
  • Corus Entertainment (Firm)
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Kudos Pictures (Firm)
  • Serendipity Point Films
  • Scion Films
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Series statement
Focus Features spotlight series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organized crime
  • Midwives
  • Russians
  • Orphans
  • Crimen organizado
  • Comadronas
  • Rusos
  • Huérfanos
  • Midwives
  • Organized crime
  • Orphans
  • Russians
  • London (England)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Eastern promises, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 2007 motion picture
  • Special features: Secrets and stories [featurette] (11 min.); Marked for life [featurette] (7 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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
Control code
ocn180709985
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
0251933300242
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193330024
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
62033300
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Eastern promises, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 2007 motion picture
  • Special features: Secrets and stories [featurette] (11 min.); Marked for life [featurette] (7 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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
Control code
ocn180709985
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
0251933300242
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193330024
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
62033300
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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