Breaking Glass Pictures has announced its acquisition of the Indian noir thriller “Sunrise,” directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Partho Sen-Gupta. “Sunrise,” which made its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, tells the dark and intense story of a loner who seeks justice after his daughter is kidnapped.
The official synopsis reads: “Social Service officer Lakshman Joshi, played by Adil Hussain (‘Life of Pi’), is led on a chase through the dark gutters and rain-soaked back alleys of Mumbai by a shadowy figure. His pursuit leads him to Paradise, a seedy nightclub seemingly at the center of the kidnapping ring he is investigating. Joshi’s hunt brings back memories of his own kidnapped daughter, and as his investigation pushes forward his past and present reality begin to converge.”
“‘Sunrise’ is such a unique film that blends a neo-noir aesthetic with elements of fantasy, all in an effort to shed light on the terrifying reality of sex trafficking. We hope that the film will help raise awareness of this horrible issue,” said Michael Repsch, SVP of Distribution & Sales at Breaking Glass Pictures.
Breaking Glass has slated the film for a theatrical and VOD release in the spring of 2016.