DRUG WAR

Showtimes

Fri, Aug 9th at 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 10th at 6:00pm
Sat, Aug 10th at 8:15pm
Sun, Aug 11th at 4:45pm
Mon, Aug 12th at 8:00pm
Tue, Aug 13th at 6:00pm
Wed, Aug 14th at 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 15th at 6:00pm
Average: 3.8 (6 votes)

Chicago premiere!

  1. DRUG WAR
  1. (DU ZHAN)
  2. 2012, Johnnie To, China/Hong Kong 107 min.
  3. With Louis Koo, Sun Honglei

“A superb thriller…ranks among To’s very best work.”
—James Mudge, BeyondHollywood.com

“A nail-biter…edge-of-your-seat material.”
—Boyd van Hoeij, Variety

Director Johnnie To, last-man-standing among Hong Kong’s longtime action auteurs, imbues DRUG WAR with a dark, Shakespearean sense of fate. Captain Zhang (Sun), a wily narcotics cop with a catlike feel for the stalk, engages in a battle of wits with Choi (Koo), a meth-manufacturing mid-level drug dealer who faces the death penalty unless he leads police to his overlord. Characteristic of To and screenwriter Wai Ka-fai, there are no straight lines in this tightly choreographed plot in which violence can strike like lightning in a maze of false identities, betrayals, and hidden motives. In Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles. DCP. (BS)

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