Drug War (Du zhan)
  • Matriarch (Matriarche)
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2Fri, Sep 27, 2013 10:15 PM Event Date Passed
Oriental Theatre Screen 2Mon, Sep 30, 2013 10:15 PM Event Date Passed
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 1Mon, Oct 7, 2013 7:15 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Fiction Festival Favorites
Runtime:105 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:Hong Kong
Original Language:Mandarin/Cantonese
Subtitles:Mandarin/Cantonese with English subtitles
Community Partners:HiHat
UWM Comparative Literature Program
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Johnnie To
Cast:Honglei Sun
Louis Koo
Yi Huang
Michelle Ye
Wallace Chung
Producer:Johnnie To
Wai Ka-Fai
Screenwriter:Ryker Chan
Ka-Fai Wai
Nai-Hoi Yau
Xi Yu
Cinematographer:Siu-keung Cheng
Editor:David Richardson
Allen Leung
In China, producing 50 grams of meth is punishable by death. Drug manufacturer Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has produced TONS. So when given the opportunity to save himself if he helps straitlaced police commander Zhang (Sun Honglei) infiltrate his gang, Choi has no choice but to set in motion a series of events that will result in bloody consequences for criminal and policeman alike. Action master Johnnie To composes his carnage like a true maestro, which makes the spectacular shootout that concludes this film something like his Fifth Symphony. Action fans: This is your 2013 MFF jam — don't miss it!
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