Viggo Mortensen was popular with the ladies well before The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but Peter Jackson’s films based on Tolkein’s books made Viggo “cool” for all the men in the house as well. Then Mortensen took on Hidalgo, another great film, before diving into the Russian mob and underworld in Eastern Promises. Eastern Promises includes what some moviegoers are calling “the best fight scene of 2007,” and when Russian “enforcers” are involved in a fight scene, you’ve got to give such claims credence. If you’re interested in seeing what all the fighting fuss is about, here’s your chance: we’re giving away one free DVD of Eastern Promises in this free sweepstakes.
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Movie summary: Eastern Promises follows the life of the mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin, a driver for one of London’s most notorious organized-crime families of Eastern European origin. Headed by Semyon, the family’s fortunes are tested by Semyon’s volatile son and enforcer, Kirill, who is more tightly bound to Nikolai than to his own father. But Nikolai’s carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova, a midwife at a North London hospital. With Semyon and Kirill pressing Anna’s inquiries into a dead baby’s lineage, Nikolai unexpectedly finds his loyalties divided. The family tightens its grip on him; who can, or should, he trust? Several lives, including his own, hang in the balance as a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution reverberates through the darkest corners of both the family and London itself.