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The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Movie Reviews -

David Cro­nen­berg peers inside Lon­don’s Rus­sian Mafia and what he sees is fas­ci­nat­ing.

Naomi Watts is Anna Khitrova, a mid­wife left hold­ing the baby af­ter a Rus­sian teenager dies in child­birth.

Anna takes the girl’s jour­nal to her un­cle (Jerzy Skolimowsk­i) to trans­late, hop­ing to find clues to the girl’s fam­ily. That leads her to a res­tau­rant run by the seem­ingly benev­o­lent Se­myon (Ar­min Mueller-Stahl). His son Kir­ill ( Vin­cent Cas­sell) is the prob­lem and his tat­toed driver Niko­lai ( Viggo Mortensen, nom­i­nated for an Academy Award) is the for­bid­den fruit. Or so it seems.

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