Binhai was the setting for Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To’s 2012 narco thriller Drug War, starring (from left) Sun Honglei, Gao Yunxiang and Louis Koo.

Why, in Chinese cinema, bad things happen only in Binhai

Restrictions on the portrayal of actual cities as places riddled with corruption and crime have led filmmakers to use ficitonal seaside settlement as a setting for their stories of vice, making a Binhai a Chinese Gotham City

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Binhai was the setting for Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To’s 2012 narco thriller Drug War, starring (from left) Sun Honglei, Gao Yunxiang and Louis Koo.
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