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BREAKING NEWS

Out of Competition
Directed by :
Johnnie TO 
Country:
HONG KONG, CHINA
Duration:
100.00 minutes

Synopsis

When the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five robbers is broadcast on TV, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. Soon the whereabouts of the robbers are discovered and the building they occupy becomes besieged by thousands of policemen.
To beat the media at its own game, Inspector Rebecca decides to turn the stakeout into a breaking news show by sending officers into the building with wireless cameras atop their helmets. To her surprise, the robbers also start using the media to turn against the police. A media warfare soon erupts amidst a gory battle of life and death.
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Production

MILKYWAY IMAGE (HK) LTD. C/O MEDIA ASIA FILMS - Jeffrey CHAN - 24/F Causeway Bay Plaza 2 - 463-483 Lockhart Road - Hong Kong - CHINE - T : 852 2314 4288 - F : 852 2314 4248 - wwdist@mediaasia.com

Distribution

PATHE INTERNATIONAL - Vivien ASLANIAN - 10 rue Lincoln - 75008 Paris - FRANCE - T : 33 (0)1 40 76 91 40 - F : 33 (0)1 40 76 91 23 - vivien.aslanian@pathe.com

French press

LE PUBLIC SYSTEME - Bruno BARDE, Sophie BATAILLE - 40 rue Anatole France - 92594 Levallois-Peret - FRANCE - T : 33 (0)1 41 34 20 00 - F : 33 (0)1 41 34 77 77 - sbataille@lepublicsysteme.fr

International press

LE PUBLIC SYSTEME - Sophie BATAILLE, Céline PETIT

Foreign sales

MEDIA ASIA DISTRIBUTION - - - -