Cold War 寒戰 - Aaron Kwok
Cold War is a 2012 Hong Kong police thriller film directed by Sunny Luk and Longman Leung, starring Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka-fai, and guest starring Andy Lau. The film was selected as the opening film at the 17th Busan International Film Festival and released in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China on 8 November 2012.
The film's title, Cold War (寒戰), is derived from the code name used in the police operation where the plot of the film evolves.
The film won nine awards including Best Actor, Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards.
The police have long been untouch-able in Hong Kong, Asia's safest city. One midnight, though, a police van carrying advanced equipment and five police officers goes missing. The kidnappers possess detailed knowledge of the police's procedures and have planned 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.
Two Deputy Commissioners, Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) and Waise Lee (Tony Leung Ka-fai), fight over who should lead the rescue operation, code-named Cold War. Lau wants to negotiate with the kidnappers while secretly tracking them to their hide-out. Lee is ready for a direct attack, no matter what the cost. For them, there is much more at stake than the safety of the hostages or the police's reputation, because the Commissioner will be stepping down in two years, so one of them will receive a promotion. Cold War will determine who will climb to the top. Lau is from Management, while Lee is from Operations. The former has the support of the Security Secretary because of his skillful management of the police's finances. On the other hand, the latter rose through the ranks from Constable and has the support of the front-line officers including the CID. However, both end up as pawns in a much larger game.
Aaron Kwok as Sean K.F. Lau (劉傑輝), Deputy Commissioner of Police (Management)
Tony Leung Ka-fai as Waise M.B. Lee (李文彬), Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operation), Acting Commissioner of Police during opening scene
Andy Lau (guest star) as Philip M.W. Luk (陸明華), Security Bureau, Secretary for Security
Charlie Young as Phoenix C.M. Leung (梁紫薇), Chief Superintendent, Head of Police Public Relations Branch
Gordon Lam as Albert C.L. Kwong (鄺智立), Senior Superintendent, Waise Lee’s faction
Chin Kar-lok as Vincent W.K. Tsui (徐永基), Senior Superintendent, Sean Lau’s faction
Andy On as Michael Shek, Special Duties Unit commander
Terence Yin as Man To, Chief Superintendent, Director of Information Systems
Grace Huang as May Cheung, Probationary Inspector, reporting to Sean Lau & Vincent Tsui
Aarif Rahman as Billy K.B. Cheung (張國標), ICAC Principal Investigation Officer
Jeannie Chan as Nicole Chan, ICAC Assistant Investigator
Eddie Peng as Joe K.C. Lee (李家俊), Police Constable on EU 71, Waise Lee’s only child
Ma Yili as Sean Lau's wife
J.J. Jia as Vincent W.K. Tsui's wife
Alex Tsui Ka-kit as Matthew K.M. Mak, Commissioner of ICAC
Michael Wong as York H.W. Tsang, Commissioner of Police
Tony Ho Wah-chiu as William Ngai, Chief Superintendent, Kowloon Bay New Treasury Building
Joyce Cheng as M.Y. Shum, Sergeant, duty commander on EU 71
Wai Kar-hung as Keung Wong, Police Constable, driver on EU 71
Eric Li as T.M. Leung, Police Constable, communications on EU 71
Gary Chan as K.F. Cheng, Police Constable on EU 71
Byron Mann as Chan Bun, Lead Hijacker.>