R | | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
None of the characters who were members of the Vory v Zakone used a gun throughout the movie. The reason for this is that when doing research on Russian organized crime, David Cronenberg discovered that members of the Vory v Zakone typically prefer to use knives instead of guns. The rationale for this is that if Vory v Zakone members were arrested by police and questioned as to why they were in possession of such weapons, the suspects could evade suspicion by claiming that the knives were simply for linoleum cutting.
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."
When they digitally renamed the hospital from the Middlesex Hospital (actual location) to the "Trafalgar Hospital" (fictitious location), they didn't also adjust the dates. The roman dates engraved next to "Trafalgar Hospital" are MDCCXLV (1745) and MCMXXIX (1929), neither of which have any relevance to the battle of Trafalgar, which was fought in 1805.
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$547,092 16 September 2007