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.