Eastern Promises

Synopsis: In London, the Russian pregnant teenager Tatiana arrives bleeding in a hospital, and the doctors save her baby only. The Russian descendant midwife Anna Khitrova finds Tatiana's diary written in Russian language in her belongings and decided to find her family to deliver the baby, she brings the diary home and ask her uncle Stepan to translate the document. Stepan refuses, but Anna finds a card of a restaurant owned by the Russian Semyon inside the diary and she visits the old man trying to find a lead to contact Tatiana's family. When she mentions the existence of the diary, Semyon immediately offers to translate the document. However, Stepan translates part of the diary and Anna discovers that Semyon and his sick son Kirill had raped Tatiana when she was fourteen years old and forced her to work as prostitute in a brothel of their own. Further, Semyon is the dangerous boss of the Russian mafia "Vory v Zakone", jeopardizing the safety of Anna and her family. Meanwhile, Semyon's driver
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: Focus Features
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 70 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Should we go shopping?

Azim, please.

Who the f*ck's that?

Maybe somebody sent your dad a hooker for Christmas


See you.

Goodbye, Anna.

Calm down.

Be calm.


Come on.


You too.


This is the best spot to get rid of a corpse.

Let's go.




Come on, Kirill

Get Out.

Get up, Kirill

We're partners now, man.

Yeah, yeah.

You know?

I think he's had enough.

Allow me.

That's an order.

What's the matter with you?

That's enough, Kirill.


Siberian ox...


So, which one is it going to be?

Thank you, brother.

What's your last name?

Tell me your last name


Where are you from?


Which village? Which town?


Outside kiev

Stay alive a little longer.


I dealt with the vory v zakone when

I worked for the KGB

I was an auxiliary!

What are you saying?

Azim's nephew slit Soyka's throat

Kirill paid him to do it.

Shut your fucking mouth!

Your dad always knows the truth.

Kirill did the right thing.

He did a good thing for our people.

They will appreciate that.

Ok, ok.

When I was in the KGB,

we knew how to deal with scum like you.

And you did what there?

Calm down.



It was nothing important.

My only son.

I met him.

Yes, yes.

Do you understand me?


For my brother...

Nikolai, come on

What's she talking about?

I didn't catch it

What did she say?

I don't know.

Shut up, bitch!

F*ck her, Kirill!

Forget her

That's an order!

I don't know

I don't know either

She is one hundred years old.


It's time you joined us.

Thank you...


You, my dear friend...

... don't think ill of me.

In this wilderness...

... simply bury me.

My dad swapped a little girl from Georgia for this shit.

Let's drink to the little Georgian girl.

Yes, yes Kirill.


I am a vor by birth.

I know.

Don't you forget it

Beautiful building..

Good evening

Good evening

Is everything alright?

Yes, everything's fine.

We can see that you were in prison in Siberia...

...and that you were a thief.

My father was a government worker.

He fixed the cars of officials.

I began by selling the spare parts

when I was fifteen.

You have no forced tattoos?


You were not cooperative?

I spent two years in the punishment block.

You went through the Crosses in St. Petersburg?

I was in solitary confinement a dozen times.

I was called "The Stump" because

they couldn't shaft me.

Your father was a bitch and a weak fucker

for working for the Government.


That's right.

He means nothing to me.

My mother...

You have no mother.

She was a whore anyway.


I have no mother and no father...

There is only the code,

The vory v zakone...

... which I have always followed

That is why there is an empty space

above your heart...

... where the stars will go.

And an empty space

on your knees.

I am dead already

I died when I was fifteen

Now I live in the zone all the time

Kirill is in there...

... there, there..

Are you ok?

Finish him off.

You didn't come here to give me flowers...

You have gone beyond what was agreed.

What are you looking at, baby?



You're either with him or with me...

With him... or with me...

I know, Kirill...

Give her to me...

Your father's going away.

The family business will be yours.

It's our time.

Let's go

Come on!

That's an order!

Bless you.

Goodbye, Anna Ivanovna.

My little russian doll...

My muffin.

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Steven Knight

Steven Knight was born in 1959 in Marlborough, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Peaky Blinders (2013) and Locke (2013). more…

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