The White Storm 2: Drug Lords

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The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (2019)

100 min - Action, Drama, Crime - 4 July 2019
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Financial tycoon and former triad member Yu Shun-tin tries to eradicate the drug market while 'Jizo' aims to singlehandedly take over Hong Kong's drug exchange as the number one drug lord. Meanwhile, Lam Ching-fung, a cop from the Narcotics Bureau works towards preventing drug abuse but faces uncertainty.

Director:  Herman Yau

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Storyline

Financial tycoon and former triad member Yu Shun-tin tries to eradicate the drug market while 'Jizo' aims to singlehandedly take over Hong Kong's drug exchange as the number one drug lord. Meanwhile, Lam Ching-fung, a cop from the Narcotics Bureau works towards preventing drug abuse but faces uncertainty.


Collections: Herman Yau

Genres: Action, Drama, Crime

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Country:   China Hong Kong
Language:  English, 普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  4 July 2019

Box Office

Budget:  $25,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universe Films Distribution

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Financial tycoon and former triad member Yu Shun-tin tries to eradicate the drug market while ‘Jizo’ aims to singlehandedly take over Hong Kong’s drug exchange as the number one drug lord.

The White Storm 2 – Drug Lords is a 2019 Hong Kong action film directed by Herman Yau, produced by and starring Andy Lau. The film is a thematic sequel in-title-only to the 2013 film, The White Storm, and also stars returning cast member Louis Koo in a different role, while the film also features a new storyline as well.

Plot

In 2004, triad member Jizo (Louis Koo) was caught dealing drugs in his night club. His boss, Yu Nam (Kent Cheng) punishes Jizo by ordering his good brother, Yu Shun-tin (Andy Lau) to cut off his fingers and expel him from the organisation. Yu, who witnessed his father being consumed by drug addiction during childhood and abhors drugs as deadly foes, eventually decides to resign from the Triad and live a straight life.

In 2019, Yu became a billionaire tycoon and philanthropist, while Jizo is now one of the biggest drug lords in the Hong Kong underworld. Yu discovers that he actually has a long lost son with his recently deceased ex-girlfriend, May (Chrissie Chau). He travels to Philippines to find his son, only to witness him commit suicide due to the effects from a drug overdose. After returning, Yu vows to destroy the drug cartel in Hong Kong. Using his wealth and former Triad connections, he orders several hits and coordinates a chain of dog-eat-dog events which shock and bring the whole drug trade on high alert. Lam and his team end up in several shootouts and drug raids which clash with Yu’s men, a bunch of foreign gangs in during a firefight on an Afghan gang, Lam discovers Yu is extracting revenge on the whole drug trade involved in the death of his son. Jizo discovering this act was orchestrated by Yu confronts his former brother, and publicly reveals to Chief Inspector Lam Ching-fung (Michael Miu) of Yu’s history with the Triad.

Yu eventually offers a bounty of HK$100 million to kill the number one drug dealer in Hong Kong, which causes a stir in society. Because his bounty was directed to an unspecific person, the police are unable to persecute Yu. In fear of an attack, Jizo voluntarily turns himself in to the police, and Inspectior Lam is now responsible for protecting Jizo from the bounty instead of arresting him. Jizo also orders a hit on Yu, but the killer accidentally killed Yu’s wife, Michelle (Karena Lam) instead.

Enraged by the death of his wife, Yu launches an all out attack on Jizo, eventually cornering him in a subway tunnel. Inspector Lam arrives to arrest him, and they have a three-way shootout. Both Yu and Jizo are killed while Inspector Lam survives. Lam honours Yu’s legacy by using the bounty to open a centre for children whose parents were drug addicts. [wikipedia]