DVD 90 mins IMDB 6.6
Suitable for 18 years and over
Breaking News [2006]
Tartan Asia Extreme (2004)
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Seen It:
Action, Crime, Drama
Hong Kong  /  Cantonese

Kelly Chen Commissioner Rebecca Fong
Nick Cheung Inspector Cheung
Richie Ren Yuen
Siu-Fai Cheung Eric Yeung
Shiu Hung Hui Hoi
Suet Lam Yip
Yong You Chun
Haifeng Ding Long
Haitao Li Chung
Simon Yam Asst. Commissioner C.K. Wong
Cheung Siu Fai
You Yong
Hui Shiu Hung
Richie Jen

Director Johnny To; Johnnie To
Producer Cao Biao; Catherine Chan; Johnnie To
Writer Hing-Ka Chan; Tin-Shing Yip; Chan Hing Kai

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 nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down building, detective Cheung discovers the hideout of the robbers. Cheung and his men have also entered the building, getting ready to take their foes out any minute. Meanwhile, in order to beat the media at its own game, Inspector Rebecca decides to turn the stakeout into a breaking news show.

Edition Details
Barcode 5023965364821
Region 2
Release Date 15/03/2008
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks CANTONESE: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
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Making Of Breaking News

Product Description
From the director of Fulltime Killercomes one of the most explosive and unrelenting action films to ever come out of Asia. After a televised bank robbery is dangerously mismanaged by the Hong Kong police, five bank robbers escape, leaving a bloodbath behind them. Taking refuge in a labyrinthine housing complex, the criminals are quickly surrounded. In order to regain credibility, ambitious Commissioner Rebecca Fong attempts to manipulate the media to her own advantage. But the robbers are also able to draw on the power of the media... High octane and visually stunning, Johnnie To's Breaking Newsis a fascinating look at the power of today's media. Extras: Behind The Scenes / Original Theatrical Trailer / Film Notes

Johnny To (MY LEFT EYE SEES GHOSTS) directs this crime thriller, which begins in explosive fashion as a televised bank robbery is dangerously mismanaged by the police. The criminals escape and leave a bloodbath behind them, and the police decide to use the media to broadcast their attempted capture of the gang. But when the robbers also draw on the power of the media to put forward their side of the case, BREAKING NEWS turns into a thoroughly modern portrayal of the criminal underclasses.