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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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Writers:
Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
4 April 2013 (China) See more »
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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)

Contest: Drug War (2013) Blu-ray: Sun Honglei Tracks Drug Criminals
 (From Film-Book. 11 October 2013, 6:11 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Crystal Meth in China See more (22 total) »

Cast

 

Louis Koo ... Timmy Choi Tin-ming
Ka Tung Lam ... East Lee
Honglei Sun ... Zhang Lei
Yi Huang ... Yang Xiaobei
Suet Lam ... Fatso
Wallace Chung ... Guo Weijun
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Su
Michelle Ye ... Sal
Tao Guo ... Senior Dumb
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Birdie
Xiao Cong ... Driver
Yunxiang Gao ... Xu Guoxiang
Guangjie Li ... Chen Shixiong
Gan Tingting ... Haha's Wife
Li Jing ... Junior Dumb
Wang Zixuan ... Ming's Wife
Hao Ping ... Bro Haha
Meng Rui ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zi Yi ... Lin
Yang Xue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Ma Jun ... Captain Yu (Jinhai Coast Guard)
Li Zhenqi ... Uncle Bill
Fan Min ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Tan Kai ... Li Shuchang
Wang Yang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
He Tianyang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Qin Shiyue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Boyang ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Yang Yi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Tong Qianqian ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Keung Han Man ... Darkie
Guo Zhigang ... Ming's Senior Bro-in-Law
Zhu Honglin ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Liu Qi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Gao Xin ... Driver
Ip Kwop Kin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Jiang Changyi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Chief Commander
Yin Zhusheng ... Snake Head
Lin Xu ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yi Lin ... Junior Dumb's Wife
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)
Ng Yuk San ... Hatred
Zhao Xin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zho Yubo ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zheng Wanqiu ... Senior Dumb's Wife
Wang Siya ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Jingyu ... 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
Agustín Cazola .... 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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Crystal Meth in China, 13 August 2013
Author: The Seperator _

The drab, dusty, industrial backdrop of what is purported as the unglamorous metropolis of Tian Jin, China, tacky haute facades are the setting for Drugs War's series of raw, tension filled episodes. From a country riddled with censorship, Drugs Wars, a film by Johnnie To, is an unbridled glimpse of organized crime and crystal meth in China. Although perhaps a tad sensationalistic, the film delivers a bold statement: the Chinese the drug market is alive and well.

Louis Koo plays a busted crystal meth baron who has a choice, either help police bust a massive organized crime syndicate, or be executed. He chooses to help police.

In an elaborate tireless scheme, actor Honglei Sun dazzlingly plays a police officer portraying a criminal in the attempt to infiltrate this upper echelon syndicate. The best scene of the film is when Sun's character is forced to rail two massive lines of crystal meth as part of this act. The effects of the meth play out into a powerful piece of cinema. Post- OD, literally having come back from the edge death, the chase for the criminals continues with out a flinch.

At times this police tenacity is too exaggerated to be believable. The chase for the bad guys goes on endlessly for days. None of the cops ever eat or sleep. They seem to have inexhaustible resources at their disposal. They are able to commandeer an entire harbor just to put on a show of authenticity for the crooks. The cops risk their lives over and over, and for what? To rid the world of a few truckloads of drugs? The conventional divide between the good guy cops and bad guy criminals doesn't blur, until it does. After an epic final gun battle, we have no idea who's who.

Drug Wars attains excellence as an action movie and serves as a rare example of a controversial work to emerge from a country that produces so much state-approved propaganda. More @ getthebonesaw.blogspot.com

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