Operation Red Sea



Following on from his 2016 blockbuster Operation Mekong, action maestro Dante Lam presents this raw, masterfully-lensed military epic which blasted its way to box office supremacy on its release. Loosely based on the evacuation of hundreds of civilians from the port city of Aden in the midst of Yemen’s 2015 civil war, the ambitious, heart-thumping drama boasts an elite cast including Zhang Yi, Hung Jingyu, Hai Qing and Du Jiang. Grossing over US$550 million to date, Operation Red Sea has secured its place in history as China’s 2ndhighest-grossing movie ever. 

The Chinese Navy’s Jiaolong (“Sea Dragon”) Assault Team is famed for its skill in getting the job done. After its success in rescuing a cargo ship hijacked by pirates off the Somalia coast, the team is assigned an even more perilous mission. A coup in a North African republic has left local Chinese residents in danger, circumstances further complicated by a terrorist plot to obtain nuclear materials. The situation could prove fatal to the hostages and disastrous to the entire region, presenting Jiaolong with a challenge that threatens the very existence of its team and its members.





Zhang Yi, Huang Jingyu, Hai Qing, Du Jiang

Director: Dante Lam
Duration (min) :

139min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: R (Theatrical); PG-13 (Edited)

Action, Drama




English/ Chinese & English





Worldwide except China

China, Hong Kong