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Chinese Film 'Cold War' to Open Busan Festival

2012-09-11 15:06:21        Chinese Films

(Picture 1) Co-directors Longman Leung (left) and Sunny Luk (right) pose with cast members (from left to right) Gordon Lam, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Aaron Kwok and Chin Kar-lok at a press conference promoting the film "Cold War" in Hong Kong on September 10, 2012. [Photo:]

The Hong Kong crime thriller "Cold War" will be the opening film of this year's Busan International Film Festival, the leading film festival in South Korea and one of the biggest in Asia.

Co-directors Sunny Luk and Longman Leung on Monday (September 10, 2012) gathered the cast to announce the news in Hong Kong.

After the world premiere on October 4 in Busan, the film will be theatrically released on October 18 in China as well as Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, according to the directors.

Featuring a star-heavy lineup that includes Tony Leung Ka-fai, Aaron Kwok, Charlie Young, Aarif Lee and Eddie Peng, "Cold War" follows a police rescue operation which leads to a deadly confrontation between two sides of high-level police officers. Andy Lau appears in a cameo role.

The 17th Busan International Film Festival will run from October 4 to 13. Chinese actress Tang Wei will host the opening ceremony.

Source: Xie Tingting

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