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Cold War (2012)

Hon zin (original title)
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The police department has long been untouchable until tonight when hijackers kidnap 5 highly trained officers. Cryptic messages from the hijackers expose a mole within the task force.

Directors:

Lok Man Leung (as Longman Leung), Kim-Ching Luk (as Sunny Luk)

Writers:

Lok Man Leung, Kim-Ching Luk (as Sunny Luk)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Kwok ... Sean Lau
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... M.B. Waise Lee
Charlie Yeung ... Phoenix Leung
Ka Tung Lam ... Albert Kwong
Kar Lok Chin ... Vincent Tsui (as Chin Ka Lok)
Andy On ... Michael Shek
Terence Yin ... Man To
Aarif Rahman ... Billy Cheung
Eddie Peng ... Joe Lee
Andy Lau ... Philip Luk
Byron Mann ... Chan Bin
Yili Ma ... Michelle Lau
Alex Tsui Alex Tsui ... Mathew Mak
Michael Wong ... York Tsang
Tony Ho ... William Ngai
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Storyline

In the safest city in Asia, the Hong Kong police department has been untouchable for years. Until one night the police headquarters receives an anonymous call after a fully loaded police van, carrying five highly trained officers and equipment, disappears off the gird. After receiving several cryptic phone calls from the hijackers one officer starts realizing they're aware of every crucial decision they make. But as they execute a carefully planned attack, little do they know they've become unwitting pawns in a bigger, more dangerous game. Written by Lionsgate

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Loyalty is a lie


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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold War See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,839,331
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Philip Luk: Extreme times require extreme measures.
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Followed by Cold War II (2016) See more »

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I never even imagined Hong Kong cinema can be this excellent
10 November 2012 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about two Deputy Commissioners of Police dealing with the mysterious disappearance of a police car along with its five police officers.

"Cold War" wastes no time in building up suspense and thrill. Within a minute we already have an explosion in the middle of the most popular hang out place in Hong Kong. After that, the action never stops. The plot is very fast paced, it twists and turns in unexpected directions every few minutes. It is so engaging, the story is so grippingly told, that I was completely transfixed. My mind was blank with no distracted thoughts. I was simply in awe throughout the film. "Cold War" is so brilliant, from the intelligent plot, the star studded ensemble, the intense action, beautiful cinematography and great acting. Everything about "Cold War" is outstanding.

I have heard great things about "Cold War". Not only does it live up to its expectations, it certainly surpasses every single praise I have heard. In fact, "Cold War" is undoubtedly, undeniable the best Hong Kong film I have ever watched. I never even imagined Hong Kong cinema can be this excellent. Words fail to describe how outstanding "Cold War" is. I unreservedly recommend this film to anyone.


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