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Drug War --  A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.

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Director:
Writers:
Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
4 April 2013 (China) See more »
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High risk high return
Plot:
A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Drug War (Du Zhan) Review
 (From AsianMoviePulse. 2 November 2013, 4:53 PM, PDT)

Drug War (Du Zhan) Review
 (From AsianMoviePulse. 2 November 2013, 4:53 PM, PDT)

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User Reviews:
Infiltrating the drug lords - but which side is our man on? See more (26 total) »

Cast

 

Louis Koo ... Timmy Choi Tin-ming
Yi Huang ... Yang Xiaobei
Ka Tung Lam ... East Lee
Honglei Sun ... Zhang Lei
Wallace Chung ... Guo Weijun
Suet Lam ... Fatso
Michelle Ye ... Sal
Tao Guo ... Senior Dumb
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Su
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Birdie
Yin Zhusheng ... Snake Head
Guangjie Li ... Chen Shixiong
Xiao Cong ... Driver
Yang Yi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yunxiang Gao ... Xu Guoxiang
Fan Min ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Tan Kai ... Li Shuchang
Zi Yi ... Lin
Zho Yubo ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Qin Shiyue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Li Jing ... Junior Dumb
Wang Zixuan ... Ming's Wife
Qianqian Tong ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yang Xue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Ma Jun ... Captain Yu (Jinhai Coast Guard)
Hao Ping ... Bro Haha
Liu Qi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Ip Kwop Kin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Jiang Changyi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Chief Commander
Meng Rui ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Lin Xu ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yi Lin ... Junior Dumb's Wife
Wang Yang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Ng Yuk San ... Hatred
Zhao Xin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Gan Tingting ... Haha's Wife
Wang Siya ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Boyang ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Keung Han Man ... Darkie
Guo Zhigang ... Ming's Senior Bro-in-Law
Li Zhenqi ... Uncle Bill
Zhu Honglin ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Gao Xin ... Driver
Chan Siu Hei ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yan Ren ... Ming's Senior Bro-in-Law
Qin Bokun ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yao Gang ... Captain Ding
Cheng Taishen ... Captain Liu (Erzhou)
He Tianyang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zheng Wanqiu ... Senior Dumb's Wife
Jingyu Wang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member

Directed by
Johnnie To 
 
Writing credits
Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) &
Nai-Hoi Yau (screenplay) &
Ryker Chan (screenplay) &
Xi Yu (screenplay)

Produced by
Johnnie To .... producer
Ka-Fai Wai .... producer
 
Original Music by
Xavier Jamaux 
 
Cinematography by
Siu-keung Cheng (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Allen Leung 
David M. Richardson 
 
Production Design by
Horace Ma 
 
Sound Department
José Caldararo .... foley artist
Agustin Casola .... foley recordist
Benny Chu .... sound supervisor
Bechen de Loredo .... foley recordist
Steve Miller .... sound effects editor
Steve Miller .... sound re-recording mixer
Francisco Rizzi .... foley artist
Stan Yau .... dialogue editor
Ricky Yip .... sound effects editor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Du zhan" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, drug content and language
Runtime:
107 min
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Referenced in Boundless (2013)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Infiltrating the drug lords - but which side is our man on?, 11 January 2015
Author: Joe from United Kingdom

So which side is our man on? That's the question in this drug mafia movie where the police have found a way to take down a major drug crew, but have to use one of their key arrests to help them. However, who is he playing for and with? This is a clever and ambitious little movie. Well directed and acted, this film takes influence from others in the genre (such as The Wire) but maps out its own story, and it's really interesting.

The Far East has a rich history of mafia movies, and this isn't amongst the classics, but that doesn't devalue it. It still is a fine film, with good directing and acting. Some interesting characters too.

Very much worth watching.

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