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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 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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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

7 August 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Mât Lênh Cuôi Cùng See more »

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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complex yet complicated
18 November 2012 | by rei_of_loveSee all my reviews

It's a complex feeling after watching this movie. Even more when complicated when such a heavy and serious movie incorporated with Tony's witty and semi-funny acts. I really want to like this movie a lot, but really... putting the "tokyo raiders" charisma to this show proves it doesn't work. What's more is when the story is pretty predictable to some point it doesn't make sense. But nevertheless, the setting for the movie is nicely captured... and comes with accompanying music, and of course credit given to those who did a perfect job developing tony's character. Conclusion, worth watching on a boring weekend or when you have nothing to watch.


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