Bathhouse brawl, "Eastern Promises"
A pair of Russian hit men attempt to rub out a mafia chauffeur (Viggo Mortensen) as he lounges in a sauna. But the bad guys get more than they bargained for in a brutal, messy fight with the stark naked driver.
The sight of a full-frontal Mortensen beating the stuffing out of his attackers (and stabbing one of them in the eye!) is guaranteed to simultaneously arouse and repulse fans who swoon over the “Lord of the Rings” star. Director David Cronenberg, forever fascinated by the twisted intersection of sex and violence, wouldn’t have it any other way.