Monday, September 18, 2017

Operation Mekong (湄公河行动) at Pitt, September 22.

Pitt's Chinese Language & Culture Club will show the 2016 movie Operation Mekong (湄公河行动) on September 22. A synopsis, from the distributor:
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.

The Chinese government immediately sends a band of elite narcotics officers led by Captain Gao Gang (Zhang Hanyu) to the Golden Triangle to uncover the truth behind the murders. Tea field owner and Golden Triangle-based intelligence officer Fang Xinwu (Eddie Peng) 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…
The movie was released across the US last fall, but did not screen in Pittsburgh. The movie will play in room 539 of the William Pitt Union (map) from 6:00 pm, and is free and open to the Pitt community.