Specters of Mob in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.

Bayer G (2021)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021


DOI: 10.3390/h10040116

Open Access Link: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/10/4/116


This article situates David Cronenberg’s film Eastern Promises in the context of post-Cold-War European narratives. It argues that the secret dealings of the Russian mob in London are presented in the film as the uncanny and spectral return of forms of government and business that run counter to the rationale conventionally associated with democratic capitalism and at the same time reveal much about its inherent logic. Cronenberg’s film connects private traumata with the violent reality of globalization, staging one as the ghostly realization of the other.

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Bayer, G. (2021). Specters of Mob in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. Humanities . https://doi.org/10.3390/h10040116


Bayer, Gerd. "Specters of Mob in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises." Humanities (2021).

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