Updated: Jun 30, 2020
With April just around the corner @londonbeautifullife is excited to see what films are in store for 2020. One being the new UK based film BREAK (@breakukfilm).
This is the synopsis of BREAK.
B R E A K
HEARTWARMING UK THRILLER FILMED IN SHEFFIELD’S CRUCIBLE THEATRE, LONDON AND BEIJING STARRING RUTGER HAUER IN HIS LAST SCREEN ROLE.
Filmed in Sheffield’s world famous Crucible Theatre, London and Beijing, this life affirming rags-to-riches story follows the troubled but talented Spencer Pryde (Sam Gittins) a gifted, inner-city kid, wasting his life on petty crime and violence, until a chance encounter with Chinese stranger and former ‘eight ball’ pool champion, Vince Qiang (David Yip) and tough guy club owner Ray (Rutger Hauer) presents him with the opportunity to turn his life around.
When tragedy strikes, Spencer finally breaks away from his so-called friends and all the negative influences of his life - which include the UK’s current issues with drugs, violence and knife crime - but with Qiang’s guidance Spencer makes a bid for a prestigious snooker tournament held in Beijing…but can he overcome his demons and use the talents he was blessed with?
“Break was ten years in the making,” explains writer and director Michael Elkin, “it was a struggle, but I am proud to say we got there in the end. I am a working class guy from a South London estate but I have always believed that everyone has a talent for something, and if the film’s positive message can inspire even a small percentage of kids to turn away from knife crime and use their god-given talents, I will be a happy man”.
Ken Doherty (@kendoherty1989) and Sam Gittins (@samdgittins).
BREAK also stars Jamie Foreman and Luke Mably in key roles, and features appearances by British snooker star Jack Lisowski, Chinese sensation Liang Wenbo and World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty. The film was made with the support of World Snooker and Matchroom.
The late Rutger Hauer.
BREAK’s UK theatrical release is set to be released in 2020.
*BREAK marks Scanner-Rhodes’ tenth feature film in this, its 20th anniversary year*
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