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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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  (in credits order)

Honglei Sun ... Captain Zhang (as Sun Honglei)

Louis Koo ... Timmy Choi
Yi Huang ... Yang Xiaobei (as Huang Yi)
Yunxiang Gao ... Xu Guoxiang (as Gao Yunxiang)
Wallace Chung ... Guo Weijun
Guangjie Li ... Chen Shixong (as Li Guangjie)
Tao Guo ... Senior Dumb (as Guo Tao)
Jing Li ... Junior Dumb
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Birdie (as Lo Hoi Pang)

Siu-Fai Cheung ... Su (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Ka Tung Lam ... East Lee (as Lam Ka Tung)
Michelle Ye ... Sal
Suet Lam ... Fatso (as Lam Suet)
Ting Yip Ng ... Hatred (as Ng Yuk San)
Philip Keung ... Darkie (as Keung Hon Man)
Gan Tingting ... Haha's Wife
Hao Ping ... Bro Haha
Taishen Cheng ... Captain Liu (Erzhou) (as Cheng Taishen)
Zi Yi ... Lin
Xiao Cong ... Driver
Xin Gao ... Driver (as Gao Xin)

Zhusheng Yin ... Snake Head
Wang Zixuan ... Ming's Wife
Tan Kai ... Li Shuchang
Li Zhenqi ... Uncle Bill
Wang Siya ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Meng Rui ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zhao Xin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Qianqian Tong ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member (as Tong Qianqian)
Zho Yubo ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member (as Zhou Yubo)
Bokun Qin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Jingyu Wang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member (as Wang Jingyu)
Lin Xu ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yang Yi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
He Tianyang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Liu Qi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yang Xue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Chan Siu Hei ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Ip Kwop Kin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Yang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Fan Min ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Qin Shiyue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Jianpeng Zhao ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member (as Zhao Jianpeng)
Liu Lu ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Changyi Jiang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Chief Commander (as Jiang Changyi)
Ma Jun ... Captain Yu (Jinhai Coast Guard)
Gang Yao ... Captain Ding
Yan Ren ... Ming's Senior Bro-in-Law (as Ren Yan)
Zhigang Guo ... Ming's Junior Bro-in-Law (as Guo Zhigang)
Zheng Wanqiu ... Senior Dumb's Wife
Yi Lin ... Junior Dumb's Wife
Boyang Wang ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower (as Wang Boyang)
Zhu Honglin ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Zhang Xu ... Haha's Follower
Hong Zhang ... Haha's Follower (as Zhang Hong)
Jian Wang ... Haha's Follower (as Wang Jian)
Jin Chang ... Timmy Choi (voice) (as Chang Jin)

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

Produced by
Elaine Chu .... line producer
Johnnie To .... producer
Ka-Fai Wai .... producer (as Wai Ka Fai)
Original Music by
Xavier Jamaux 
Cinematography by
Siu-Keung Cheng (director of photography) (as Cheng Siu Keung)
Film Editing by
Allen Leung 
David M. Richardson  (as David Richardson)
Production Design by
Horace Ma 
Art Direction by
Horace Ma 
Costume Design by
Boey Wong 
Makeup Department
Cherlynn Koh .... special makeup effects artist
Rachel Kong .... hair stylist
Production Management
Chi-Shing Chiu .... unit manager (as Chiu Chi Shing)
Jackson Ha .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pou-Soi Cheang .... second unit director (as Soi Cheang)
Ka-kit Cheung .... first assistant director (as Jeff Cheung)
Chan Siu Hei .... second assistant director
Jack Lai .... second assistant director
Kam Fu Lo .... first assistant director (as Lo Kam Fu)
Albert Kai-kwong Mak .... associate director (as Mak Kai Kwong)
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 .... sfx editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ting Fong Kwong .... gaffer (as Kwong Ting Fong)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kit Ling Chan .... dresser (as Chan Kit Ling)
Editorial Department
Cathy Lau .... post-production coordinator
Hung Poon .... color timer
Edwin Van Huizen .... digital colorist
Other crew
Ching Ting Law .... set runner (as Lu Ching Ting)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Du zhan" - China (original title)
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Rated R for strong violence, drug content and language
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 2 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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