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Cold War

Hong Kong | 2012 | 102 minutes | Longman Leung, Sunny Luk

After a high-tech police van is hijacked off Hong Kong's gleaming streets, two Deputy Commissioners clash over how to handle the crisis. Tense, thrilling and sleekly lensed, Cold War offers a politically tinged cop drama that's suspenseful from start to finish.

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Opening with a bomb ripping through a movie theater, Cold War throws the audience pell-mell into a dizzying world of police corruption, criminal conspiracies, and political infighting, roaring out the gate as the stylish debut of two directors who've long played a significant role in Hong Kong film. With the police commissioner overseas, his duties have been split between the crisp Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) and the rough-and-tumble M. B. Lee (Tony Leung Ka-fai). The two men's rivalry is already fractious before a police van carrying an emergency-squad team is hijacked and ransomed for $12 million. With Lee's son among the hostages he commandeers the rescue operation, a botched embarrassment that leads to investigations of both Lee and Lau. But what the fiery young investigator (Aarif Rahman) seems to uncover is a convoluted plot to affect both men's fortunes within their own department. Long-time assistant director Sunny Luk and art director Longman Leung show off what they've learned behind the scenes in this slick, engrossing thriller that earned 9 awards at the 2013 Hong Kong Film Awards.

Director Biography
Longman Leung’s art direction has been displayed in such films as Contract Killer (1998) and An Empress and the Warriors (2008).Sunny Luk began his career as an actor before becoming assistant director on Ringo Lam’s Full Alert (1997). He has since been AD on over a dozen films.

Sponsored in part by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office San Francisco, Delta Air Lines, Seattle Met

Director: Longman Leung, Sunny Luk
Principal Cast: Tony Leung Ka-fai, Aaron Kwok, Charlie Yeung, Lam Ka Tung Gordon, Kar Lok Chin
Country: Hong Kong
Year: 2012
Running Time: 102 minutes
Producer: Bill Kong, Ivy Ho, Matthew Tang
Screenplay: Longman Leung, Sunny Luk
Cinematographers: Jason Kwan, Kenny Tse
Editors: Chi-Leung Kwong, Hoi Wong
Music: Peter Kam
Awards: Hong Kong Film Awards 2013 (Best Film, Directors, New Performer, Screenplay, Visual Effects, Editing); Asia-Pacific Film Festival 2012 (Best Editing)
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: Cantonese
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Format: DCP
International Sales: Edko Films Ltd.
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