Films in Program
The French Connection meets The Wire in this exhilarating mainland China cop thriller from Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To. Faced with the death penalty, drug trafficker Timmy Choi reluctantly enters into a partnership with narcotics cop Zhang to break a rich and powerful crime syndicate.
"Johnnie To’s first action film to be shot in mainland China is gritty, uncompromising and hugely exhilarating… a film that comes on like The French Connection meets The Wire." Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
"Deftly balancing gritty police procedural with some memorably surreal/symbolic flourishes, Drug War shows this prolific genre master at the very top of his game. " Anton Bitel, Film4