After partaking in the current line-up at the Edinburgh International Film Festival through next month, CineAsia will be accomodating the UK home releases of Dante Lam’s award-winning action thriller, Elite Force: Operation Mekong. The film is one of China’s highest all-time grossers of 2016 and is soon to be followed up by Lam’s upcoming Hong Kong thriller, Operation Red Sea which opens later this year.
Following a sudden international crisis when Chinese commercial vessels are ambushed on the Mekong River, an elite team of narcotic officers are dispatched to the Golden Triangle region, on evidence the attack resulted from a notorious drug cartel operating in the area. Led by Captain Gao Gang (Zhang Hanyu), who partners with intelligence officer and undercover specialist Fang Xinwu (Eddie Peng), this team embarks on a death-defying mission to bring the ultimate takedown of a ruthless drug lord. With ferocious action direction from Tung Wai (Bodyguards and Assassins, Saving General Yang), Operation Mekong is an explosive tale of comradeship and conquest.
Elite Force: Operation Mekong will take the stage at EIFF on June 29 and July 2 before rolling out on VoD and iTunes the following day and with a DVD release slated for July 17.