: Eastern Promises
Director: David Cronenberg
This is a simpler film than the trailers imply: basically a midwife in London finds a diary on a nameless Russian girl who dies while giving birth. The diary, when translated, tells about the girl’s horrific imprisonment and rape at the hands of Russian mobsters, and thus the midwife gets embroiled into the criminal world. The film is authentic all the way with brutal violence, plenty of Russian language with English subtitles, and superior acting. It’s extremely well done, but in the final analysis I wanted a touch more depth. It’s all plot and the story just ends without any profound life lessons or impact. But other than that, it’s a superior film.