Well Go USA and Variance Films will bring Hong Kong Director Johnnie To‘s Drug War (2012) to U.S. theaters on August 2, 2013; a home theater release date has not yet been announced. The film was nominated for three Asian Film Awards, including Best Screenwriter and Best Film.
On Drug War:
Drug Waris a Chinese-Hong Kong film directed and produced by Johnnie To. The film stars Sun Honglei as police captain Zhang who partners with a drug lord named Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) after he is arrested. To avoid the death penalty, Choi agrees to reveal information about his partners who operate a cocaine ring. Zhang grows suspicious of Choi’s honesty as several police officers began a raid on the drug ring.
The film premiered at the Rome International Film Festival on November 15, 2012. It has received positive reviews.
Cohen Media Group has acquired the distribution rights to the third installment in The Spanish Appointment series, Chinese Puzzle. The French-made film will open in theaters in 2014 and stars Audrey Tatou, Cecile De France, Romain Duris, and Kelly Reilly.
“Klapisch’s series began with 2002’s “Spanish Apartment,” in which a French international finance student named Xavier (Duris) left his girlfriend (Tautou) to move Barcelona to learn Spanish. In 2005’s “Russian Dolls,” the student was trying to make it as a writer, traveling between Paris and London and juggling the women in his life.
In “Chinese Puzzle,” Xavier is still looking to find his place in the world and after the mother of his children moves to New York with the kids, the heartsick Xavier goes after them.”
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