Thursday, November 29, 2007

Eastern Promises

It really is amazing how David Cronenberg always manages to immerse us in a whole different reality with his movies, even when the physical elements that we see on screen are common everyday things. Being a fictional look at the russian mafia living in London, "Eastern Promises" is full of characters that exist inside an alternative notion of society, living by their own rules, in a world where only their own laws and rigid codes matter. Layer by layer and with an almost cirurgical precision, we're gradually immersed in this strangely realistic world, full of graphic violence and a threatening atmosphere, until there's no turning back and the catharsis finally happens. Strangely seductive.


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