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Steven Soderbergh won the Best Director Oscar for this sprawling, controversial look at the global narcotics trade and America's on-going "war on drugs", which follows several personal dramas to tell its story. Among them: Mexican cop Benicio Del Toro (winner of a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) who is caught between corrupt superiors and rival cartels; dealer's wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, whose life is shattered when her husband is arrested; dedicated DEA surveillance agents Don Cheadle and Luis Guzman; and Ohio judge and new federal "drug czar" Michael Douglas, who must cope with his teenage daughter's addiction.

Year: 2000
Genre: Drama, NYFCC Awards - Best Film, Nick's Favourites, Best of Post 2000, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman, Amy Irving, Dennis Quaid
Duration: 147 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence, offensive language and drug use.
7.6/10
Location in store: Drama

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