Cinema: This killer thriller goes for the jugular

Cinema: This killer thriller goes for the jugular

David Cronenberg’s outstanding a sister film to his scorching A History of Violence, opens with a throat slashed in a barber’s chair and a pregnant teenager collapsing in a pool of blood on a chemist’s tiled floor. Eastern Promises,

David Cronenberg’s outstanding a sister film to his scorching A History of Violence, opens with a throat slashed in a barber’s chair and a pregnant teenager collapsing in a pool of blood on a chemist’s tiled floor. Eastern Promises,

The girl, aged 14, dies in hospital, where Russian English midwife Anna Khitrova (played by Naomi Watts) has managed to save her baby.

Troubled by the case and determined to return the child to...

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