BREAKDOWN without doubt sets the precedence for future Indie British Crime films.
This week sees the release of ‘BREAKDOWN’ on DVD, VOD and selected UK Cinema screens. This gripping debut feature by writer – director Jonnie Malalchi tells the story of Alfie Jennings (Craig Fairbrass, Rise of the Footsoldier, St George’s Day), a loving father, faithful husband and professional contract killer. Who spirals out of control when he’s haunted by visions of his violent past. With his work compromised, he reaches breaking point as he is forced to shield his family from his merciless employers. Craig Fairbrass, now firmly positioned as a lead actor in genre films, shines bright as he heads the cast of other seasoned British talent in this exhilarating, taught thriller.
Mem Ferda (Pusher, Hyena) who delivers a riveting performance as Hakan Abaci commented ‘Audiences that have become nullified by the British gangster genre films of late will be pleasantly surprised by Breakdown. It’s intelligent, intriguing and very entertaining’.
BREAKDOWN certainly delivers on all fronts, injecting a new thrilling dynamic and insightful attention to detail that sets it apart from other British films of this genre. Layered with exploration into the psychology of a hired killer, coupled with superb performances all round, wonderful locations, and stylistically shot, BREAKDOWN without doubt sets the precedence for future indie British crime films. BREAKDOWN has substance in abundance and a real point of difference from your usual British crime film. Be sure to see it – you certainly won't be disappointed.
The rest of cast includes James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Emmett J Scanlan (Hollyoaks star) and Bruce Payne (Passenger 57).