Newsmakers

Newsmakers Trailers

Original title Goryachie Novosti
Category Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2009
Production Country
Directors Anders Banke
Cast Andrey Merzlikin, Yevgeni Tsyganov, Maria Mashkova, Maksim Konovalov, Aleksey Frandetti, Pavel Klimov, Sergei Vesnin, Artyom Semakin, Viktor Chepelov, David Stepanyan, Oleg Chernigov, Pyotr Rytov, Yuri Shlykov, Pavel Sukhov
Distributor The Associates

Synopsis

One of Europe's hottest up and coming young filmmakers, Swedish director Anders Banke (director of the award winning vampire movie 'Frostbite') gives Johnnie To's hit 2004 Hong Kong action-thriller 'Breaking News' a spectacular Russian makeover in Newsmakers. Russia's key cities are being terrorized by a series of brutal armed robberies perpetrated by a lethally trained gang with no concerns about who gets caught up in the crossfire during their ballistic assaults on the nation's banks. Whether the casualties include the authorities or innocent members of the public is all the same to them so long as they get the money. On the run from every law enforcement agency in the country, the gang's latest escapade sees them gaining the upper hand in a devastating shoot-out with the Moscow police department that turns the city centre into a virtual war zone. Initially making good their escape, they soon find themselves holed up in a vast apartment complex on the outskirts of the city.