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Eastern Promises – 2007 Cronenberg
- It features an absolutely superb international cast: Mortensen is from the US, Watts from the UK, Mueller-Stahl from Germany, Cassel from France—all of them equally superb here and Viggo is the lead of course and received a well-deserved Oscar nom
- Very graphic- the fight scene- for which it’s famous for- in the Turkish bath is a reminder, much like the stairs sex scene in a history of violence that you are watching david cronenberg
- I still don’t think the trilogy of films Cronenberg and Mortensen did together (hoping for more) is fully appreciated.
- It may not be full body mutation (though the tattoo scene and that reading of it is an interested take) but there’s a definite transformation here.
- Yet another water baptism scene
- A top 10 of the year quality film
- Highly Recommend