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Breakout
(Breakout)

Nia lives in Zurich's suburbia. One night Nia and his best friend Pulpo get into a gang fight because Pulpo fancies Foxy, the ex-girl-friend of rival gang leader Spirit. Pulpo is badly injured in the brawl, and Nia, who refuses to betray the other gang members, ends up in a detention centre. He soon finds himself in trouble with other inmates and obnoxious correction officers, but he also meets beautiful and tough attorney Nicole, who tries to help him. At first Nia refuses to co-operate in any way, but then Pulpo commits suicide. Seeking revenge, Nia decides to break out. He manages to escape, but instead of killing Spirit, he chooses to beat his rival in a thrilling break-dance battle. Nia's decision does not find favour with all of his fellow gang members.

 


Cast
Nils Althaus
Melanie Winiger
Stress
Max Loong
Roeland Wiesnekker
Max Ründlinger
Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart

Director
Mike Eschmann

Screenplay
Thomas Hess
David Keller

Music
Stress
Moritz Schneider
Mich Gerber

Producers
Reto Schaerli
Lukas Hobi

Production Companies
Zodiac Pictures Ltd
Impuls Home Entertainment AG
Teleclub
Telepool Zürich
Schweizer Fernsehen SRF

International Sales
Telepool GmbH

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Switzerland

Official Website
www.breakout-film.ch

Awards
Erfolgreichster Schweizer Film im Jahr 2007
Nils Althaus: Shootingstar Berlinale 2007
Schweizer Filmpreis 2008: Spezialpreis der Jury für die Musik