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16 Ratings

Operation Mekong

Mei Gong he xing dong

Directed by Dante Lam
China, Hong Kong, 2016
Action, Adventure


Inspired by the true story known as the Mekong Massacre. 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.

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Operation Mekong Directed by Dante Lam

Awards & Festivals

Hong Kong Film Awards

2017 | 3 nominations including: Best Film Editing

2017 | Winner: Best Action Choreography

Asian Film Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Editor

What are people saying?

  • msmichel's rating of the film Operation Mekong

    Though inspired by a true story Lam and his team add plenty of octane to this finely crafted action film that finds a coalition task force smoking out Thai drug lords who massacred Chinese fisherman in an attempt to frame them for drug running. The action set pieces and fight choreography are expertly crafted with solid support from cast. One of the better action films to come along recently.

  • Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Operation Mekong

    In Lam's newest, he falls off the cliff of greed into the bombastic silliness of modern Hollywood thrills, with very little value or worth, despite his always-steady hand in the action scenes. With too many characters, a repetitive structure, and by not lingering on a character until 50 minutes in, its heart dies on impact. All directors have missteps, but hopefully, it's not the start of Lam's dumbing-down era.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Operation Mekong

    Dante Lam has long earned my respect as one of the last purveyors of the classic Hong Kong action film. "Operation Mekong" is a based-on-a-true-story flick in love with military-grade hardware; even if it falls into the trap of glorifying the Chinese government and deploying genre tropes like chess pieces, there's no denying that few these days can stage a car chase or shootout as breathlessly as Dante Lam.

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