Drug War

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Hong Kong | 2012 | 107 minutes | Johnny To

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In this dynamic police thriller from action master Johnnie To, inspector Zhang goes deep undercover to take down a notorious drug cartel, only to find himself in a pawn between the drug lord and his chief manufacturer.

Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and now he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for. With the uneasy allies forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, things begin to spin wildly out of control, and it becomes unclear whether the cop or the criminal truly has the upper hand. Master director Johnnie To's puzzle box of a crime thriller is a cross between The French Connection and The Wire, a tense, gritty police procedural that is as uncompromising as it is exhilarating.

  • Original Language Title: Du zhan
  • Director: Johnny To
  • Principal Cast: Sun Honglei, Louis Koo, Huang Yi, Gao Yungxiang, Wallace Chung
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Year: 2012
  • Running Time: 107 minutes
  • Filmography: <i>Romancing in Thin Air</i> (2012); <i>Don’t Go Breaking My Heart</i> (2011); <i>Life Without Principle</i> (2011); <i>Vengeance</i> (2009); <i>Sparrow</i> (2008); <i>Mad Detective</i> (2007); <i>Triangle</i> (2007); <i>Exiled</i> (2007); <i>Triad Election</i> (2006); <i>Election</i> (2005); <i>Breaking News</i> (2004); <i>Full Time Hitman</i> (2001); <i>The Mission</i> (1999); <i>The Heroic Trio</i> (1993)
  • Language: Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP