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Drug War screens in Toronto at TIFF from August 9-15, Win a pair of free tickets! Also opens in Montreal & Vancouver

Toronto film fans, here’s your chance to win a pair of free tickets courtesy of Variance Films to the screening of Johnny To’s latest crime thriller DRUG WAR which opens August 9th at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Simply reply to this post (making sure to fill out your email address) or send an email via the About / Contact page with “Variance Films Drug War Ticket Giveaway” in the message. Also feel free to tell us briefly about your favourite Johnny To film! A winner will be randomly selected from all entries. Deadline is August 7 at 11:59pm EST. You will receive an email the next day if you have won.

Theater and Tickets: http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffbelllightbox/2013/2330020385

You can check out my Fantasia review and view the trailer and synopsis below. The film also opens on August 9 in Vancouver at the Vancity Theatre and a week later on August 16 in Montreal at Cinema du Parc.

Synopsis:
Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he’s in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and now he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for. With the uneasy allies forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, things begin to spin wildly out of control, and it becomes unclear whether the cop or the criminal truly has the upper hand in master director Johnnie To’s puzzle box of a crime thriller.

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Longtime fan of East Asian films. Former "movie reporter" on the music radio show / podcast "Beats From The East" broadcasted on Concordia University's CJLO 1690AM radio station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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