'Operation Mekong' revisits Mekong River massacre

By Zhang Rui
0 Comment(s)Print E-mail China.org.cn, September 9, 2016
Adjust font size:

A crime-action film directed by Dante Lam will reenact the notorious 2011 Mekong River massacre .

 Yu Dong, founder of the Bona Film Group, director Dante Lam and actors Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng and Feng Wenjuan attend the press conference in Beijing to promote "Operation Mekong" on Sept. 7, 2016. [China.org.cn]

The massacre, which occurred in the Golden Triangle area of the river on Oct. 5 of that year, saw 13 Chinese crew members from two cargo ships brutally killed by a Myanmar drug-trafficking ring. The bodies were dumped in the river, most of which were found blindfolded and handcuffed. Chinese cops then started a manhunt with help of Thai and Lao authorities and brought the mastermind Naw Kham and his accomplices to justice.

To make sure the facts were respected when making "Operation Mekong," Lam and his team prepared for three years, collecting a large amount of relevant materials, interviewing anti-drug cops, having in-depth conversations with local residents and shooting scenes in the Golden Triangle area.

The film stars Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng and Jonathan Wu. The director and actors worked very hard in a cruel environment. Lam said he was even bitten by a giant centipede during a shooting.

Yu Dong, the founder of China's leading film studio, the Bona Film Group, said at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday he had seen the finished film.

"All the fellow filmmakers who saw the film in advance have given thumbs up," Yu said. "It will be an unprecedented success in China's crime film genre."

He promised that "Operation Mekong" is very exciting and believes the film will join the 1-billion-yuan box office earner club after its debut on Sept. 30, the eve of the 7-day National Day holiday season starting on Oct. 1.

Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
1   2   3   4   Next  

Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from China.org.cnMobileRSSNewsletter