Breaking and Entering

running time 118 mins
Director: Anthony Minghella
Writer: Anthony Minghella
Producers: Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack and Timothy Bricknell
Production Designer: Alex McDowell
Cinematographer: Benoit Delhomme
Music: Gabriel Yared and Rick Smith and Karl Hyde of the group Underworld

Production: Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company

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Principal photography began on 26 May 2005 in London.

Breaking and Entering is part of the London Film Festival 2006 and has two special screenings on Friday 27 Oct at 8.30pm and Sunday 29 October at 1.30pm.

4 Nov 06: Q&A with Anthony Mingella: "There was a CID officer from Camden who was so unexpected and unusual. I based Ray Winstone's character on this officer in the film."

From Dark Horizons: A story about theft, both criminal and emotional, Breaking and Entering follows a disparate group of long-term Londoners and new arrivals whose lives intersect in the inner-city area of King's Cross. When a landscape architect's state of the art offices in a seedy part of town are repeatedly burgled, his investigations launch him out of the safety of his familiar world.

Review from "In little more than cameo roles, Ray Winstone as an oddly understanding plod and Vera Farmiga in a star turn as an eastern European lady of the night both create narrative diversions, the former with his almost-mentoring of Miro and the latter with her pseudo-counselling of Will. Both are never less than convincing as nails on which to hang the script's multi-national authenticity."

Review from The Times: "This development, together with Ray Winstone as the world’s most generous and forgiving community police officer, is where the film starts to strain at the boundaries of believability."

Review from "Ray Winstone injects some much-needed humour into the film as a compassionate detective... "Just don't stab me in the back: you'll fall off," says Ray Winstone's character to the young thief to whom he is about to give a lift on his scooter."

Will Jude Law
Amira Juliette Binoche
Liv Robin Wright Penn
Oana Vera Farmiga
Sandy Martin Freeman
Bruno Ray Winstone
Legge Mark Benton

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