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The Silent War (2012)

Ting feng zhe (original title)
An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.

Directors:

Felix Chong, Alan Mak

Writers:

Felix Chong, Jia Mai (original novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... He Bing (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Xun Zhou ... Zhang Xuening
Xuebing Wang ... Guo Xingzhong
Mavis Fan ... Shen Jing
Yong Dong Yong Dong ... Wu Chang
Lap-Man Sinn ... Luo San-er
Wai Lam ... Captain Yang
Carrie Ng ... Mrs. Li
Qun Tang ... He Bing's mother
Henry Fong ... Mr. Cao
Haiyan Zhang Haiyan Zhang ... Mrs. Ma
Tingting Gan ... Madam in Theatre
Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung ... Sparrow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ru Bai Ru Bai
Da Qing Da Qing
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An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.

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Simply Spellbinding
13 April 2013 | by SamhhSee all my reviews

I remember walking into the theatre without much expectations. I just happened to be vacationing in China and without anything to do on a searing summer day, I went to check out the film that everyone seemed to be hyped up about.

I walked out awestruck. The Silent War is a clever film twisted with mystery, suspense and that secret hope of romance everyone gets between the hero/heroine. The beginning of the film was frankly, intriguing. Xun Zhou and Tony Cheung, two great actors, had perfected chemistry and through the progression of the film, you'll fall in love with them.

The end of the movie will leave you reeling. You won't know what's going to happening, unlike some mystery films, until the very last second and even then you'll be able to convince yourself otherwise because everything was going so perfectly.

In all honesty, its a beautiful and bittersweet film. Never have been much of Asian movies fan, but this is DEFINITELY recommended.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

7 August 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$800,270
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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