Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.
A tear-jerker of the highest order, Commercial Breakdown combines a true love story with a haunting soundtrack to create an illusion of a disparaging world devoid of light and soul.
Arguably McGrath's finest work - a masterpiece of presentation. The lighting and sound contribute to an enchanting ensemble of elements which rouse the spirit and simultaneously devours the nonchalance of humanity.
It is said in hushed voices behind closed doors that the tagline to Commercial Breakdown is "ex rory, scienta" (from Rory, science). It doesn't surprise me. A programme of the highest reverence, Commercial Breakdown will have you crying out of all three of your eyes.
A cracking watch.
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