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Plato's Breaking Point (2005)

Raoul and Plato are best friends. They are both members of an effective criminal organisation and are seemingly untouchable. As a result, the Police assign them round the clock surveillance... See full synopsis »

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Nigel Barker
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Credited cast:
Joe Ferrara ... Plato Armanani
Gary Condes Gary Condes ... DC Conran
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graham Barnfield Graham Barnfield ... (scenes deleted)
Anthony Mark Barrow ... Barber shop boy
Melodi Boreland Melodi Boreland
Frank Boyce Frank Boyce ... Gerry
Nabil Elouahabi
Matt Griffiths Matt Griffiths
William Halliday William Halliday
Zak Isaac Zak Isaac
Delphine Lanson Delphine Lanson ... Raine
Matthew O'Sullivan ... Reese the Policeman
Anthony Ofoegbu ... Driver
James Petherick James Petherick ... Priest
Jonathan Reason Jonathan Reason ... Joe
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Raoul and Plato are best friends. They are both members of an effective criminal organisation and are seemingly untouchable. As a result, the Police assign them round the clock surveillance. When a surveillance officer begins to harass Plato, Plato begins to lose control. His relationship with his girlfriend becomes affected and he starts to have a nervous breakdown, culminating in an epileptic fit while in police custody. Infuriated that Raoul seems to have left him to suffer alone, Plato insults their boss Hourihane and gets pushed out of the close-knit organisation. He vows to take revenge and buys a gun to prove he means business, confessing he wants to kill a cop. Raoul, meanwhile, manages to find relief from his chaotic personal life, when he meets Raine, who brings the order and love he craves back into his life...

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

21 August 2005 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Plato megtörik See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Excellent
22 December 2007 | by moviereviewer-5See all my reviews

(***) of four The film focuses on two criminals: Plato and his closest friend. Suspected of being involved in multiple bank heists, the two are placed under constant police surveillance. The pressure becomes too much for Plato, though, who soon seems close to cracking. As his world disintegrates around him, Plato finds himself descending more and more into madness and he soon believes that violence is his only way out. The movie is a low-budget DV feature shot in London that really manages to reach outside of its restraints. Roffe-Barker directs with style, keeping the viewer wondering what will happen next. Acting is also excellent, which elevates the movie further since it relies heavily on watching the psychological states of the characters. Though it already runs at a lean 84 minutes, some sequences still seem a bit overlong and I wonder if there isn't a fantastic 70 minute movie hidden in here somewhere. Additionally, some of the "split-screen" flashy editing seems somewhat misplaced in an altogether non-flashy movie. Still, minor problems can easily be ignored thanks to the intelligent script and the gripping acting. The movie will very likely not find much of an audience outside of Britain, but it deserves more than that.


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