2008 Academy Award Nominee:
- Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen)
Synopses & Reviews
Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts star in this electrifying thriller from critically acclaimed director David Cronenberg (A History of Violence). Criminal mastermind Nikolai (Mortensen) finds his ties to a notorious crime family shaken when he crosses paths with Anna (Watts), a midwife who has accidentally uncovered evidence against them. Their unusual relationship sets off an unstoppable chain of murder, mystery and deception in the explosive film critics are calling "provocative and engrossing" (Claudia Puig, USA Today).
"A film that takes us beyond crime and London and the Russian mafia and into the mystifying realms of human nature." Roger Ebert
"David Cronenberg is the most provocative, original, and consistently excellent North American director of his generation." Village Voice
"[I]nstantly takes its place among David Cronenberg's very best films." Variety