When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a ... See full summary »
BETH, hitchhiking cross country on a lonely highway, is offered a much needed ride from SAM . Along the way Sam begins spinning an eerie tale of MIDNIGHT MARY and THE HITCHHIKER. The ... See full summary »
A Documentary crew entered an asylum to shoot a documentary on the place on Halloween night 2004. Several mysterious things occurred throughout the night leading up to a missing crew member the following morning.
5 youths give chase after a man who has stolen 8 million rubles from them. The man reveals on his video blog his intention to travel to Chernobyl. With every kilometer the journey of the heroes becomes more dangerous and confusing.
Sunshine, an idyllic and almost forgotten island under British rule, is shortly to become independent. But a few days before this event is to take place, the British governor of the island ... See full summary »
James Cellan Jones
Philip Michael Thomas
A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police incompetence is soon the lead story in every news bulletin. Public confidence in law and order now suffers irreparable harm. The head of the Moscow force welcomes a public search-and-destroy operation against these thugs, the brainchild of Katya, his PR director. She proposes that the capture of this dangerous gang be transformed into a live TV show of a kind never seen before. At this point she cannot know that the gang leader's life-and-death struggle with the police is destined to lead to a media duel. Besieged in a huge apartment block, the crooks hold hostage a father and his son and daughter. A massive special forces rescue operation is mounted but fails miserably. Undaunted by this setback, Katya and her team of specialists manipulate ... Written by
Much like how Frostbite broke the record for most special effects and blood used in a Swedish production, Anders Banke broke the record for most bullets fired in a Swedish production in this film. Infact, there where so many explosions and noise on set that he got a minor hearing disorder. See more »
While there is traditional opening credits, the title of the movie does not appear until the very end of the film. See more »
Remakes are not solely owned by the Americans. In this case, a Russian filmmaker took Johnnie To's "Breaking News" and remade it. Unfortunately I haven't seen the HK Original from To, but judging from what I saw in the Russian movie (and of course To's general body of work), it must be a really great movie.
It translates into the Russian landscape well and you have an action movie, that is intelligent, with a slight taste of media criticism. Good characters make up for a great viewing, with whom you can stay on and people you can root for (even if their intentions might be criminal ones). This movie really had me caught and made me really want to see the Original, which I am going to do soon, too!
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