new COLD
  • Film Title: Cold War
  • Director: Sunny Luk, Longman Leung
  • Producer: Ivy Ho, Bill Kong, Mathew Tang, Catherine Kwan
  • Screenplay: Longman Leung, Sunny Luk
  • Photography: Jason Kwan, HKSC; Kenny Tse
  • Music: Peter Kam
  • Casts: Aaron Kwok, Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Charlie Young, Gordon Lam, Chin Kar-lok, Aarif Rahman, Eddie Peng
  • Runtime: 102 mins
  • Theatrical release date: 8 Nov 2012 (China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand); 15 Nov 2012 (Singapore); 16 Nov 2012 (Taiwan); 5 Sep 2013 (South Korea); 26 Oct 2013 (Japan)
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Awards: Best Editing, The 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival; Best Actor, The 7th The Asian Film Awards; Best Film, The 9th Huading Awards; Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best New Performer, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Film Score, The 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards; Best Actor, The 13rd Chinese Film Media Awards; Outstanding Co-produced film, The 15th China Huabiao Film Awards

Synopsis: In Asia’s safest city, the police have long been untouchable. Approaching midnight in Hong Kong, police headquarters receives an anonymous call: a fully loaded police van carrying the force’s most advanced equipment and five highly trained officers has disappeared off the grid. The hijackers possess direct knowledge of police procedures and are already several steps ahead. The police must meet a list of demands to ensure the hostages’ release, including the delivery of a large ransom. Any delay will cost lives. The clock has begun to tick. Rival Deputy Commissioners Sean Lau and Waise Lee fight to take charge of the rescue operation, code named COLD WAR. Lau wants to negotiate with the hijackers while covertly tracking them to their hideout. Lee is ready for an all-out aggressive attack, no matter the cost. For them, there’s much more at stake than the safety of the hostages or the reputation of the police. With the Commissioner stepping down in 2½ years, the seat will soon be vacant. COLD WAR will decide who climbs to the top. Lau is Deputy Commissioner (Management), whilst Lee is Deputy Commissioner (Operations); the former has the support of the Security Secretary and has proven himself by putting the Force’s accounts in order. Lee, on the other hand rose through the ranks from Constable and has the support of frontline officers including the CID. Lau and Lee are aware that every decision is crucial, that each minute counts. But as they execute a carefully planned attack, they know they’ve become unwitting pawns in a bigger, more dangerous game.