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A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Benicio Del Toro,
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.
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 ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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. See more »
Azim and his nephew Ekrem are all apparently Turkish characters and Azim is part of the
Turkish mafia. However, the Turkish spoken by the actors is heavily broken and pronounced entirely improperly, the Turkish words and dialog are clearly phonetically memorized. See more »
He says "Christmas." So I say to him,
"Should we go shopping?"
The kid's 16. He says, "But uncle, it's Christmas."
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Since Napoleon’s times everybody knows that try to understand Russian mysterious soul practically impossible. French froze near Moscow, Hitler took from his blitz – krig more than four years. Sum up. Russia is real marsh and better keep your nose clear out of there. But director David Kronenberg decides to forget about this experience. He invited brilliant editor and professional script writer and went in this greatest inferno. Irish, Jakudza, Cosa Nostra, international terrorism with Ben Laden – it is already was. And Kronenberg is discovering wild wild east – world of Russian organized criminality. Don’t get me wrong. The film are not bad. Vice versa – it is very good job. Foreign press gave highest estimation to movie. Russian audience was bought that filmmakers have laid off from Russian gangsters yshanki and valenki, took away balalaika and garmoshka and forever have separated with bears. Instead they have put on them stylish skin-jackets and Terminator’s sunglasses. And gave head role to King of Hondor Viggo Mortensen, who was painted from top to toe by prison’s tattoos Russian prison’s theme penetrate whole film. And it was head defect of film. Kronenberg have dived in that them too much and have forgotten that in Russia was change many things since 60-th, 70-th. Because of that, scene of crowning of Nikolai (not Romanov) was accompanied by laugh of Russian public in cinema theater. Yes hierarchy, yes tattoos, yes “… v zakone” but it was many many years ago and today in Russia this system is failed. And those lacks are provoking curl of the lips only. But important fact – action are happening in London. And who knows, may be in this ground of disgraced oligarchies and “vorov v zakone” all was kept. England is very conservative land. They have preserved monarchy. May be they have preserved Russian mafia too. Why not? But anyway, Eastern promises (on Russian translate “Vice on export”) a very good movie with professional direct and brilliant performances.
P.S. Bike “Ural” – worst bike in the world, believe me!)))
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