Drug War
Drug War

Synopsis

Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence. Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons, and after a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei).  Now, he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for.  But as the uneasy allies rush to execute a months-long operation in just a few days, the increasingly desperate police are quickly stretched past their limits.  As things spin wildly out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear whether Zhang or Choi actually has the upper hand.

Long considered the master of the Hong Kong crime thriller, Johnnie To’s first mainland production eschews “two guns at once” mayhem in favor of atmosphere and a tightly-wound plot punctuated with impeccably choreographed bursts of startlingly realistic violence, in this intricate puzzle box of a film that ignited a firestorm of controversy in its homeland upon its release.

Director:
Johnnie To
Cast:
Louis Koo, Sun Honglei, Huang Yi, Li Jing
Producer:
Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Genre:
Action & Adventure, Mystery & Thriller
Run Time:
105 min
Theatrical Date:
Jul 26, 2013
Original Language:
Mandarin
Dubbed Language:
N/A
Subtitle:
English

USA

Jul 26, 2013

NEW YORK CITY

IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10014
Aug 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES / SAN DIEGO

Sundance Sunset Cinema
8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Aug 9, 2013

SEATTLE

SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109

CHICAGO

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Aug 16, 2013

DENVER

SIE Film Center
2510 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80206

PORTLAND

Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212

HOUSTON

Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
114 Vintage Park Blvd, Bldg H, Ste J
Houston, TX 77070

HAWAII

Consolidated Pearlridge 16
98-1005 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701

PHOENIX

FilmBar
815 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

PHILADELPHIA

Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
400 RANSTEAD STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
Aug 23, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS

St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main
Minneapolis, MN 55414

AUSTIN

Austin Film Society at the Marchesa
1901 East 51 Street
Austin, TX 78723

Canada

Aug 9, 2013

TORONTO

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

VANCOUVER

Van City Theater
1181 Seymour St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7

MONTREAL

Cinema Du Parc
3575, Park Ave.
Montreal, QC H2X 3P9