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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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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)

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A battle of both brain and brawn. See more (22 total) »

Cast

 

Louis Koo ... Timmy Choi Tin-ming
Honglei Sun ... Zhang Lei
Yi Huang ... Yang Xiaobei
Ka Tung Lam ... East Lee
Michelle Ye ... Sal
Suet Lam ... Fatso
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Birdie
Tao Guo ... Senior Dumb
Wallace Chung ... Guo Weijun
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Su
Guangjie Li ... Chen Shixiong
Yunxiang Gao ... Xu Guoxiang
Zi Yi ... Lin
Gan Tingting ... Haha's Wife
Wang Yang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Li Zhenqi ... Uncle Bill
Xiao Cong ... Driver
Cheng Taishen ... Captain Liu (Erzhou)
Wang Boyang ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Hao Ping ... Bro Haha
Zheng Wanqiu ... Senior Dumb's Wife
Qin Shiyue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Li Jing ... Junior Dumb
Yang Yi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Zixuan ... Ming's Wife
Tong Qianqian ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yang Xue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Ma Jun ... Captain Yu (Jinhai Coast Guard)
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
Meng Rui ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Lin Xu ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yi Lin ... Junior Dumb's Wife
Chan Siu Hei ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Fan Min ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Tan Kai ... Li Shuchang
Yan Ren ... Ming's Senior Bro-in-Law
Qin Bokun ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yao Gang ... Captain Ding
He Tianyang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Ng Yuk San ... Hatred
Zhao Xin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zho Yubo ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Siya ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Jingyu ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
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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
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107 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A battle of both brain and brawn., 13 January 2014
Author: nokturnal-rapport from United States

Gripping, smart, and a joy to watch.

The acting is excellent and the main leads are my favorite. Honglei, a hardened narcotic cop, is collected, methodological, and intelligent. You can tell he has earned his keep and has seen some crazy things behind those eyes. He's like the calm before the storm, readily break loose. He leads a high profiled operation to bust possibly the largest drug ring in the counntry and his lead is Louis, a captured meth supplier. Louis is not to be outshone: calculated, cunning, and above all, selfish. I find his character to be easily one of the greatest villains for he appears harmless but you can't really know what he has in mind. One scene you might think he has repented, another scene he might convince you otherwise. He is a great villain because he's deceptive, cunning, selfish, and he's willing to do anything for survival, including turning against his own kin but the catch is that he doesn't look capable of such evil. That's why he's great. Appearance is deceiving. The two main leads are completely opposite. The cop appears cold, distanced, and seemingly emotionless yet pursues a good cause and cares for his underlings while the crook appears warmer, more expressive, seemingly harmless yet inhuman underneath. Great contrast. The story is tight, the actions are neat - the shootout between the mute brothers and the cops and the grand finale scene are superb. A battle of both brain and brawn.

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