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WATCH: Exclusive Trailer for Toronto Fest Russian Crime Drama 'Break Loose'

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 27, 2013 at 5:21PM

Watch the exclusive debut of the thrilling trailer for "Break Loose," a muscular and violent Russian crime drama by Alexey Uchitel, director of Russia's 2010 entry for the foreign language Oscar "The Edge."
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'Break Loose'
'Break Loose'

Watch the exclusive debut of the thrilling trailer for "Break Loose," a muscular and violent Russian crime drama by Alexey Uchitel, director of Russia's 2010 entry for the foreign language Oscar "The Edge." Starring Alexey Mantsigyn, the film will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September as part of the Contemporary World Cinema section. Here's the synopsis:

Based on the Russian novel "Vosmerka" by Zakhar Prilepin, the film suggests "Training Day" meets "Goodfellas" in the wildly unpredictable and dangerous Russia of the not-too-distant past.  Set amidst the amoral criminal underbelly of Russia during the last days of 1999 - after Glasnost and before Putin - "Break Loose" is an explosive crime drama about crooked cops, smooth talking mobsters, and a femme fatale who will all do anything to survive.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.