A police convoy finds itself trapped in a prison running amok with rioters freaking out to the tune of total chaos.
Joining the ranks of extreme action cinema (with the likes of Ong Bak and The Raid) is Jailbreak, the first action film of its scale and kind shot in Cambodia. Working from a meager budget, the expertly crafted film is a phenomenal success back home and abroad, introducing the savage Cambodian martial artform Bokator to the world.
As with the genre, the plot is inconsequential, working as a set up hastily dispensed for a cheerfully comedic adventure. A police convoy is tasked to send the notorious criminal, known as Playboy, to a maximum security prison. A criminal plot to capture him, which involves locking the facility and releasing all prisoners upon their arrival, awaits. And hence it begins, a simple operation turned schizophrenic maelstrom of free-for-all-out violence that will keep audiences rooted to their seats.
Cast & Credits
Jimmy Henderson, a filmmaker of Italian origin, works in London and Cambodia. His films include Hanuman (2015), The Uninvited (2016) and Final Semester (2017). For Jailbreak, he worked with a large team of Cambodian and international talents.
Jean-Paul Ly, Tharoth Sam, Céline Tran
• Audience Award, Fantasia Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, Sitges Film Festival 2017