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. 13 sailors
are executed at gunpoint, and 900,000 methamphetamine pills are
recovered at the scene. Upon discovery, the Chinese government immediately
sends a band of elite narcotics officers led by Captain Gao
Gang to the Golden Triangle to uncover the truth behind the murders.
Tea field owner and Golden Triangle-based intelligence officer Fang
Xinwu joins the investigation. After it is discovered that the drugs
seized on the Chinese ships 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. The road to justice is, however, paved with
dangerous and deadly obstacles.
Operation Mekong, the new film by Dante Lam (That Demon Within),
inspired by the true story known as the Mekong Massacre that shook
the region in 2011, almost caused a diplomatic incident with Thailand.
But Lam is certainly no political provocateur. The man’s an entertainment
genius who’s only delivered the hottest Chinese action movie
of the year. From start to finish, Operation Mekong burns adrenaline,
tension and mayhem at 100 km/h. Starring Zhang Hanyu (The Taking
of Tiger Mountain, The Great Wall) and Eddie Peng (Tai Chji
Hero, Cold War 2) as Gao Gang and Fang Xinwu.