Eastern Promises

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Eastern Promises

2007 British-Canadian-American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 2000.

Countries: Canada (27%), United States (18%), United Kingdom (18%)

Main connections: Toronto International Film Festival, British Independent Film Awards, Naomi Watts

Linked to: Amazon.com, Flixster




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Naomi Watts - Other film roles include the 2005 remake of "King Kong", the 2006 remake of "The Painted Veil", the 2007 thriller "Eastern Promises", and the 2009 thriller "The International"


The "Trafalgar Hospital" is actually the Middlesex Hospital, a hospital in the Fitzrovia area of London, which closed to patients in December 2005 add something


Principal photography began November 2006, in locations in and around London add something


Shooting began in November 2006, and various scenes were filmed in St John Street, Farringdon, London add something


The film appeared on many critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2007 add something


The film was nominated in five different categories in the British Independent Film Awards for 2007, and won in one category, gaining a Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film award for Mortensen add something


"Eastern Promises" received positive critical reception, appearing on several critics' "top 10 films" lists for 2007 add something


Howard Shore - During 2007 he composed the scores for "The Last Mimzy" and "Eastern Promises", the latter of which includes a section that has been performed in concert as Shore's "Concertino for violin solo and chamber orchestra"


Mike Sarne - In 2007 he appeared as "Valery" in the crime thriller, "Eastern Promises"


Viggo Mortensen - In September 2007, the film "Eastern Promises", directed by David Cronenberg, was released to critical acclaim for the film itself and for Mortensen's performance as a Russian gangster on the rise in London


The film premiered September 8, 2007 at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Audience Prize for best film on September 15, 2007 add something


"Eastern Promises" won the Audience Prize for best film on September 15, 2007 at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival add something


San Sebastian Film Festival - The film took part in competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival September 20, 2007 add something


London Film Festival - The film was shown at the London Film Festival on October 17, 2007 and was released in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2007 add something


The building in central London, which was knocked down in 2008, had the inscription 'Trafalgar Hospital', matching the style and apparent age of the old Middlesex Hospital, inserted into the legend above the main door add something


Armin Mueller-Stahl - In 2008, he won the Genie *award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for "Eastern Promises", and Mueller-Stahl played the role of Cardinal Strauss, Dean of the College of Cardinals and the Papal Conclave, in "Angels and Demons" ,


Speaking in August 2010, Cassel said that a sequel was discussed with Cronenberg whilst they were filming "A Dangerous Method" add something


In April 2012, producer Paul Webster told Screen International that a sequel was in the works, which would reunite director Cronenberg, writer Knight, and actor Mortensen add something


David Cronenberg - However, in an in-person interview held at the Apple Store Soho on August 16, 2012, Cronenberg commented that the financing for the "Eastern Promises" sequel had fallen through about two weeks earlier


The film was said to be made by Websters new production company "Shoebox Films" in collaboration with Focus Features and was to begin production in early 2013 add something