David Cronenberg directs Naomi Watt, Viggo Mortensen and Armin Mueller-Stahl in this British gangster movie where a midwife becomes embroiled with the Russian ‘vory v zakone’ when a teen prostitute dies in her care.
A bit too rote and deadpan to really satisfy. The nude sauna fight is a highlight. Accents are all over the shop.
Perfect Double Bill: A History Of Violence (2005)
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