The System (1980)

Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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The demi-monde of Hong Kong drug lords and their connections is the focus of this police drama by Peter Yung. Detective Chan is a cop in the narcotics bureau who is out to break the back of the drug cartels in the city. Through his investigations, the notorious workings of the Chinese Triads are brought to light. With their influence reaching into the police force and government agencies, these gangsters are not going to be easily brought down by one determined detective-inspector. Suspense, action, and tragedy play out against the city streets, the whole enhanced by a kind of cinema-verite technique.