The Silent War

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Production: Mei Ah Films Production Co. Ltd.
  4 wins & 16 nominations.
120 min


Miss, your telegram

Hong Kong 1949

San Francisco meeting ended.

Shipper violated contract

Return with cargo ASAP

Intelligence from Devil

701 has intercepted

an American ciphered message

They wanted Guo Xing-zhong

to sell out Sparrow

Didn't Guo promised...

to send Sparrow to Peking tomorrow?

Sparrow is in missile engineering

The American government

drove him back to Hong Kong

Now they regret as

he's returning to China

So they want to bring

him back to the States?

They want him to disappear

Hong Kong is a British colony.

The Brits don't care?

Americans are in charge of London now.

The Brits can only follow

So does Guo Xing-zhong

All here?

You are here too?

Professor Xue-ning

Take a seat... take a seat

Tomorrow you are leaving me

Tonight you may not stay away

from me for a second

The great authoress wants to

give Professor a parting souvenir

How lucky! Professor must

have done good in former live

Oh, woe are our young heirs

of the 13 Trading Companies

she fancies none of them

And not to mention us

Master Guo deserves the most pity,

doesn't he?

After wooing her for so long,

he's become a matchmaker for Professor

Xing-zhong throws this party to

bid Professor farewell

Shouldn't we...

ask Professor to join us?

Here... Yes, Professor...

He doesn't drink. I will do it

Xue-ning, Xing-zhong and I...

are classmates, good friends

I must thank him for

introducing all of you to me

I am leaving tomorrow,

let me toast you


I will drink first. Bottoms up

You are all Xing-zhong's friends

You have to drink up

all his wine tonight

otherwise you don't

show due respect for him

OK... OK

OK... one more

For that one more,

I have to drink it with Master Guo

I am with Devil, follow me

Miss Xue-ning, I haven't seen you

for some days. Where were you?

Shouldn't you... drink as a penalty?

The brothers of 13 Trading Companies

are jealous of you

who should drink?

I Will drink it up

Leave the jealousy with them.

We will go drink

Why is Miss Xue-ning in

such a poetic mood today

bestowing this big favour on me?

Now my 5-year courtship

is not in vain


fetch Miss Xue-ning's

gift over here

No need

Helping me send Professor

to Peking is the best gift

That's beyond my power

If you do that...

I will be yours

What did you say?

I mean it


It doesn't matter


Mountain area in Southern China

Devil is waiting for you

Director, 200 is reporting

Come and take a seat

5 years ago, I had met Devil

Are you the stand-in?

Or was he the stand-in?

He left the country a year ago

Since then I have been

the Director of 701 Bureau


The identity of Guo Xing-zhong

isn't faked, right?

It's real, I am the son

of the shipping tycoon

The Guo family's fleet has always

been our underground channel

Your father also belongs

to the Bureau?

You don't need to know

Take your seat, 200

Has your knife wound healed?

Nothing serious,

Chang's stroke was deft and neat

If he was messy...

I would really have died



If so, let's talk about work

A month ago, the Intercept Unit

had a problem

For years

701 has been monitoring the

enemy's some 100 military channels

We have their

every move well in hand

However, at zero hour on 8 October

these channels ...suddenly disappeared

at the same time

After a good 30 hours

on the morning of 10 October

these channels reappeared

Monitor no. 18 detects something

93 as well...

But we no longer

hear secret intelligence

just the enemy's routine announcements

and weather reports

Did they change the cipher code?

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Felix Chong

Felix Chong Man-Keung (simplified Chinese: 庄文强; traditional Chinese: 莊文強; pinyin: Zhuāng Wénqiáng) (born January 1, 1968, in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong screenwriter, film director and actor.He is one of the most celebrated screenwriters in Hong Kong and has won several prestigious awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Chong is known for frequently working alongside cinematographer/director Andrew Lau, and writer/director Alan Mak. Chong's best known film as a screenwriter is Infernal Affairs, which he co-wrote alongside Alan Mak. Other films written by Chong include Infernal Affairs 2, Infernal Affairs 3, Initial D, Dance of a Dream, and Confession of Pain. As of May 2017 filming of “Project Gutenberg", a big-budget Chinese-language action film, started. The picture is written and being directed by Chong. more…

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