‘Chasing the Dragon’ (追龍) is a Hong Kong action crime drama directed by Jason Kwan and Wong Jing.
The film centres around an illegal immigrant from Mainland China who sneaks into corrupt British-colonised Hong Kong in 1963 and transforms himself into a ruthless and emerging drug lord. The cast includes Andy Lau, Donnie Yen, Kent Cheng, Wilfred Lau, Philip Keung, and Michelle Hu.
Synopsis: The year is 1963, an illegal immigrant named Ho (Donnie Yen) sneaks into British-ruled Hong Kong. Equipped with guts and combat skills, he plunges into the underground world getting into constant conflict with rivals. After many adversaries, the once good-natured man is physically crippled and turns into a monster more atrocious than all the most corrupted cops and ruthless drug dealers. Ho eventually emerges as the most powerful drug lord under the control of Chief Detective Sergeant, Lee Rock (Andy Lau). However, with the establishment of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) by the law enforcement in 1974, Rock is forced into premature retirement. But Ho still insists he would not be stopped as he determines to become the sole dictator of the drug empire.
‘Chasing the Dragon’ is due for release across Hong Kong on September 30, 2017.