Newsmakers (2009)

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 2009-05-07
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 19 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: Pусский
  • Production Company: Illusion Film
  • Production Country: Sweden, Russia
  • Director:
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From 19 Ratings


A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police incompetence is soon the lead story in every news bulletin. Public confidence in law and order now suffers irreparable harm. The head of the Moscow force welcomes a public search-and-destroy operation against these thugs, the brainchild of Katya, his PR director. She proposes that the capture of this dangerous gang be transformed into a live TV show of a kind never seen before. At this point she cannot know that the gang leader's life-and-death struggle with the police is destined to lead to a media duel. Besieged in a huge apartment block, the crooks hold hostage a father and his son and daughter. A massive special forces rescue operation is mounted but fails miserably.

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Writing Sam Klebanov Writer
Writing Yip Tin-Shing Writer
Writing Alexandr Lungin Writer
Writing Chan Hing-Kai Writer
Directing Anders Banke Director
Production Magnus Paulsson Associate Producer
Production Anna Katchko Producer
Art Grigori Pushkin Production Design
Crew Chris Maris Cinematography
Sound Anthony Lledo Music
Editing Fredrik Morheden Editor
Production Peter Hiltunen Co-Producer
Production Sam Klebanov Producer
Production Alexander Sizov Co-Producer
Directing Yuliya Kronrod First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Irina Morozova Makeup Artist
Production Svetlana Trubanchuk Casting Director
Sound Niclas Merits Sound Recordist
Directing Asya Gusakova Assistant Director
Camera Anders Banke Camera Operator
Camera Maxim Golubev Additional Director of Photography
Crew Taras Kashinskiy Stunt Coordinator
Crew Aleksandr Samokhvalov Stunt Coordinator
Crew Anton Smekalkin Stunt Coordinator
Camera Mikaël Meisen-Dietmann Additional Director of Photography
Directing Alexander Robin Jönsson Assistant Director
Visual Effects Sean Wheelan VFX Supervisor
Visual Effects Andreas Hylander VFX Supervisor
Visual Effects Roman Bazyuchenko Visual Effects
Writing Johnnie To Original Film Writer