R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
About five cast and crew personnel worked on both Eastern Promises (2007) and the filmed adaptation of John le Carré's novel, Our Kind of Traitor (2016), the two pictures being made and released around nine years apart, and both featuring story-lines involving the Russian Mafia. They were actor James Payton who was a stand-in for both Ewan McGregor and Viggo Mortensen in Our Kind of Traitor (2016) and Eastern Promises (2007) respectively; fight and stunt co-ordinator Julian Spencer; art director / chief draughtsman Dean Clegg; ADR mixer / recordist Mark Appleby; and production coordinator Jo Wallett.
He says "Christmas." So I say to him,
Azim: "Should we go shopping?"
Azim: The kid's 16. He says, "But uncle, it's Christmas."
After Nikolai had sex to prove he is not homosexual, he lays money on the bed to help the girl run away. He lays down a card on the money. The camera goes back to Nikolai. When it goes back to the girl the card has slid toward the girl and almost entirely off the money.
English, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
$547,092 (USA) (16 September 2007)
$17,114,882 (USA) (26 October 2007)