The Silent War (film)

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The Silent War
The Silent War film poster.jpg
Traditional 聽風者
Simplified 听风者
Directed by Alan Mak
Felix Chong
Produced by Ronald Wong
Charley Zhuo
Written by Alan Mak
Felix Chong
Based on Plot Against 
by Mai Jia
Starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Zhou Xun
Mavis Fan
Wang Xue Bing
Music by Chan Kwong-wing
Cinematography Fletcher Poon
Edited by Curran Pang
Production
company
Mei Ah Film Production
Pop Movies
Distributed by Mei Ah Entertainment
Release dates
  • 10 August 2012 (2012-08-10)
Running time
120 minutes
Country China
Hong Kong
Language Mandarin
Cantonese

The Silent War is a 2012 Chinese-Hong Kong thriller film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong.[1][2][3] Its is an adaptation of the popular novel “Plot Against” written by Mai Jia.[4]

The story is about a recruit with extrasensory perception working for a government unit tasked with stopping an “invisible enemy”. The film deals with spies, subterfuge and hidden romance.

The film won Best Cinematography at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Award.[5]

Cast[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

32nd Hong Kong Film Awards

  • Nominated: Best Screenplay (Alan Mak & Felix Chong)
  • Nominated: Best Actor (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai)
  • Nominated: Best Actress (Zhou Xun)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Mavis Fan)
  • Won: Best Cinematography (Anthony Pun Yiu Ming)
  • Nominated: Best Art Direction (Man Lim Chung)
  • Nominated: Best Costume & Make Up Design (Man Lim Chung)
  • Nominated: Best Original Film Score (Chan Kwong Wing)

Golden Horse Awards

  • Nominated: Best Art Direction (Man Lim Chung)
  • Nominated: Best Makeup & Costume Design (Man Lim Chung)
  • Nominated: Best Sound Effects (Traithep Wongpaiboon, Nopawat Likitwong)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Mavis Fan)

Asian Film Awards

  • Won: Best Costume Designer (Man Lim Chung)
  • Nominated: Best Production Designer (Man Lim Chung)

Asia Pacific Film Awards

  • Won: Best Sound Effects (Traithep Wongpaiboon, Nopawat Likitwong)

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