• Publication date: April 15, 2013

Traffic

Director Steven Soderbergh, who won a number of Oscars for this effort, looks at the illegal ‘War on Drugs’ through multiple viewpoints; a user, an enforcer, a politician and a trafficker, in his awesome 2000 crime-thriller ‘Traffic’. Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Catherone Zeta-Jones all star…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

MBC Max:

December 13, 2015 22:00 (KSA) ~ December 13, 2015 21:00 (CLT)

Director Steven Soderbergh, who won a number of Oscars for this effort (Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay), looks at the illegal ‘War on Drugs’ through multiple viewpoints; a user, an enforcer, a politician and a trafficker, in his awesome 2000 crime-thriller ‘Traffic’. Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Catherone Zeta-Jones all star in this meshing of the different storylines, which Soderbergh managed to ‘label’ through creating a distinct style of photography for each storyline.

Both critically acclaimed and controversial for its standpoint, the film was nevertheless a major box office success; raking in over $207.5 million against an estimated $46 million budget.

Starring:

  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Michael Douglas
  • Don Cheadle
  • Luis Guzman
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Albert Finney

Directed by:  Steven Soderbergh

Rating:  R for pervasive drug content, strong language, violence and some sexuality.