Break Free

曙光

Break Free (simplified Chinese: 曙光) is the eighth Malaysian production by MediaCorp Studios Malaysia. Filming began in July 2012 and took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It made its debut in Singapore on 18 March 2013. Four men leave prison, each facing an uncertain future – The first one, Li Tian Ming, had been a hot headed and emotional man who owned a moving company. He was originally leading a happy and contented life, not knowing that his wife, Huang Hai Tang, was having an affair with her qigong master, Wang Xiao Tian. Then, his sister, Li Chun Li, ganged up with her husband, Xiong Zheng Hui, to cheat their mother of her life savings. Thus the siblings became bitter enemies. Once, in a fight, Li Tian Ming accidently chopped Xiong Zheng Hui’s hand, and was sentenced to jail. Just before he was released, he received news that his mother had passed away, and that his wife was asking for a divorce. Li Tian Ming had suddenly lost everything, including his house and daughter, to Wang Xiao Tian.At this point in time, Tian Shi Shi came into Li Tian Ming’s life. She was kind hearted and helpful, but ended up embroiled the lives and relationships of the four men.Jin Yong Cheng used to be an alcoholic gambler, who hit his wife. Thus his wife took his daughter, Jin Hui Chen, and committed suicide. Luckily Jin Yong Cheng arrived in time to rescue his daughter, but was too late to save his wife. As he was guilt ridden and drank even more, he killed Ye Zhi Bin’s cousin while drink-driving and was sentenced to prison. With her mother dead and father in prison, Jin Hui Chen became rebellious with a hatred for her father. Her father was in no position to discipline her, and she had a reputation for being a wild and problematic child.

Break Free (simplified Chinese: 曙光) is the eighth Malaysian production by MediaCorp Studios Malaysia. Filming began in July 2012 and took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It made its debut in Singapore on 18 March 2013. Four men leave prison, each facing an uncertain future – The first one, Li Tian Ming, had been a hot headed and emotional man who owned a moving company. He was originally leading a happy and contented life, not knowing that his wife, Huang Hai Tang, was having an affair with her qigong master, Wang Xiao Tian. Then, his sister, Li Chun Li, ganged up with her husband, Xiong Zheng Hui, to cheat their mother of her life savings. Thus the siblings became bitter enemies. Once, in a fight, Li Tian Ming accidently chopped Xiong Zheng Hui’s hand, and was sentenced to jail. Just before he was released, he received news that his mother had passed away, and that his wife was asking for a divorce. Li Tian Ming had suddenly lost everything, including his house and daughter, to Wang Xiao Tian.At this point in time, Tian Shi Shi came into Li Tian Ming’s life. She was kind hearted and helpful, but ended up embroiled the lives and relationships of the four men.Jin Yong Cheng used to be an alcoholic gambler, who hit his wife. Thus his wife took his daughter, Jin Hui Chen, and committed suicide. Luckily Jin Yong Cheng arrived in time to rescue his daughter, but was too late to save his wife. As he was guilt ridden and drank even more, he killed Ye Zhi Bin’s cousin while drink-driving and was sentenced to prison. With her mother dead and father in prison, Jin Hui Chen became rebellious with a hatred for her father. Her father was in no position to discipline her, and she had a reputation for being a wild and problematic child.

Ep 1
46 mins

Li Tianming, Jin Yongcheng, Ye Zhibin and Xu Haolong share a prison cell. The convicts vow to remain in contact after their release.

Ep 1

Li Tianming, Jin Yongcheng, Ye Zhibin and Xu Haolong share a prison cell. The convicts vow to remain in contact after their release.

Ep 2
46 mins

Tianming returns to the cell and tells his buddies everything has been settled. Yongcheng and Haolong are not convinced.

Ep 2

Tianming returns to the cell and tells his buddies everything has been settled. Yongcheng and Haolong are not convinced.

Ep 3
46 mins

Tianming returns to the company and discovers there are only two workers left. Haitang has taken all the money. The workers have not been paid for four months.

Ep 3

Tianming returns to the company and discovers there are only two workers left. Haitang has taken all the money. The workers have not been paid for four months.

Ep 4
46 mins

Shuyuan is Haolong’s ex-girlfriend. Qingqing is condescending when she learns Haolong was imprisoned for hurting a prostitute.

Ep 4

Shuyuan is Haolong’s ex-girlfriend. Qingqing is condescending when she learns Haolong was imprisoned for hurting a prostitute.

Ep 5
46 mins

Grieving over the loss of his children, Tianming drinks heavily. Shishi promises to help Yongcheng counsel his daughter.

Ep 5

Grieving over the loss of his children, Tianming drinks heavily. Shishi promises to help Yongcheng counsel his daughter.

Ep 6
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 6

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 7
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 7

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 8
46 mins

Haolong tells Shishi he is worried he has Aids. She convinces him to undergo a test. The test shows he is an Aids carrier.

Ep 8

Haolong tells Shishi he is worried he has Aids. She convinces him to undergo a test. The test shows he is an Aids carrier.

Ep 9
46 mins

Tianming is about to sign the transfer papers when Shishi and Haolong confirm Zhenghui was the mastermind behind the attack on Haitang. Incensed, Haitang fights with Chunli.

Ep 9

Tianming is about to sign the transfer papers when Shishi and Haolong confirm Zhenghui was the mastermind behind the attack on Haitang. Incensed, Haitang fights with Chunli.

Ep 10
46 mins

Shishi helps Tianming move house and throws a small party in the godown for him. During the night, Zhongwei develops a severe stomach ache. As Tianming is too drunk to respond, Zhongwei asks Shishi for help.

Ep 10

Shishi helps Tianming move house and throws a small party in the godown for him. During the night, Zhongwei develops a severe stomach ache. As Tianming is too drunk to respond, Zhongwei asks Shishi for help.

Ep 11
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 11

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 12
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 12

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 13
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 13

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 14
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 14

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 15
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 15

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 16
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 16

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 17
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 17

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 18
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 18

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 19
46 mins

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 19

Four men who were recently released from prison realised, upon reflection, that life is like a cage, and all of us, like birds, are imprisoned in it.

Ep 20
46 mins

Tianming and Zhibin are drinking tea when Huichen turns up to tell them Ziyu wants to sue Tianming. Haolong hopes to pair Zhibin and Qingqing up. He finds an excuse to let Zhibin move into the Nis’ house.

Ep 20

Tianming and Zhibin are drinking tea when Huichen turns up to tell them Ziyu wants to sue Tianming. Haolong hopes to pair Zhibin and Qingqing up. He finds an excuse to let Zhibin move into the Nis’ house.

Ep 21
46 mins

Huichen decides to leave with Thomas. Yongcheng is so angry that he collapses. Thomas tries to force Huichen to work as a prostitute to compensate him, but she succeeds in escaping

Ep 21

Huichen decides to leave with Thomas. Yongcheng is so angry that he collapses. Thomas tries to force Huichen to work as a prostitute to compensate him, but she succeeds in escaping

Ep 22
46 mins

Huichen is grateful for Qingqing’s help. Tianming and the others urge Yongcheng not to leave the hospital again on account of Huichen.

Ep 22

Huichen is grateful for Qingqing’s help. Tianming and the others urge Yongcheng not to leave the hospital again on account of Huichen.

Ep 23
46 mins

Yongcheng urges Haitang to let Meimei return to Tianming. Zhongwei worries when he dreams about his sister being drowned. Tianming rushes to the hospital, but Haitang has left.

Ep 23

Yongcheng urges Haitang to let Meimei return to Tianming. Zhongwei worries when he dreams about his sister being drowned. Tianming rushes to the hospital, but Haitang has left.

Ep 24
46 mins

Yongcheng and Huichen turn up at a hotpot restaurant. He had arranged a meal with Tianming, to settle all their past feuds. Thomas arrives with his men. Yongcheng is injured defending Huichen, and is taken to hospital.

Ep 24

Yongcheng and Huichen turn up at a hotpot restaurant. He had arranged a meal with Tianming, to settle all their past feuds. Thomas arrives with his men. Yongcheng is injured defending Huichen, and is taken to hospital.

Additional Information

Break Free
Broadcasted2012
Genresdrama
Seasons1
Parental guidance advised for young children