3.5

Eastern Promises

Crime Drama Mystery Thriller


 

The film follows the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai, who is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families.

Glimpses of the criminal underworld will always interest us ordinary, nice folk. "Eastern Promises" is no different, with its shady Russian mafia conducting business in equally shady parts of London. A film of mixed emotions, the charismatic performances undermine the atrocities we witness and listen to in a narrated diary. At times this flurry of conscience is uncomfortable, a minimal hinder in this compelling and disturbing piece.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 25th October 2007
100 mins