Friday, July 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Dante Lam. 2016, 123 mins. In Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, and Burmese with English subtitles. With Eddie Peng, Zhang Hanyu, Carl Ng, Ken Lo, Pawarith Monkolpisit, Jonathan Wu. In this box-office smash from China, based on a true story, two Chinese commercial vessels are ambushed while traveling down the Mekong River in the waters of the Golden Triangle, one of the largest drug-manufacturing regions in the world. Thirteen sailors are executed at gunpoint, and 900,000 methamphetamine pills recovered at the scene. The Chinese government immediately sends a band of elite narcotics officers led by Captain Gao Gang (Zhang Hanyu) to uncover the truth behind the murders. After it is discovered that the drugs had been planted by the henchman of a notorious drug-cartel leader named Naw Khar, the governments of Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and China launch a joint task force to apprehend the criminal—but the road to justice is paved with dangerous and deadly obstacles. "Breathlessly assaultive, vastly entertaining...an enjoyably giddy, propulsive rush right until the final titles," Jessica Kiang, Variety.
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