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Cold War movie

Cold War is a film set in Hong Kong and directed by Sunny Luk Kim-ching and Longman Leung Lok-man. Starring Tony Leung Ka-fai and Aaron Kwok, the plot centres around attempts to locate a hijacked police van containing five officers. Cold War was born out of his and Leung's fixation on the political manoeuvres of Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic primaries for the 2008 US presidential election. Release date: November 2012.

'I am very lucky': Tony Leung Ka-fai on the three women in his life

They say behind every great man there is a great woman - and award-winning Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Ka-fai has revealed he has three.

Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 11:57am

Hong Kong thriller opens Asia’s top film festival

A glittering line-up of top Asian cinema stars converged on the South Korean port city of Busan on Thursday for the opening of the Busan International Film Festival, which was launched with the world premiere of the Hong Kong thriller <i>Cold War</I>, starring Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka-fai.


5 Oct 2012 - 4:30pm

Government HQ at Admiralty gets first film role in Cold War

Towards the end of the shoot for their directorial debut, Cold War, Sunny Luk Kim-ching and Longman Leung Lok-man had a problem - they had run out of time and money to film a huge passing-out parade for the grand finale of their police drama.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

Berlin wall escapee billed as dead for 31 years is alive and well

For 31 years, Rene Seiptius had been counted among the thousands of people killed while trying to escape the confines of communist East Germany. As it turns out, he was alive all along.

"I can't explain how it could have happened," Seiptius said.

Seiptius first attempted to cross the deadly strip of land that once separated East Germany from the West in 1981, when he was 17.

15 Aug 2012 - 1:05pm

Piecing together the Pacific pivot

The military elements underpinning the US tilt back towards the Asian region are fast moving into place.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

US provides fertile ground for ambition - at a price

A while back, when I was visiting my mother's ancestral village in Thai Binh province, North Vietnam, it occurred to me that, after a barrage of questions from distant relatives, not once did anyone ask that common question in America: 'So, what do you do?' Instead the questions were familial and personal: 'How is your mother? Do you own a car? Are you married?'

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Booby traps

It is fitting that you can form the word 'trap' out of transparency. As the debate about the need for transparency in China's military build-up continues along its fairly predictable path, there is one interesting wrinkle that is often forgotten - that the PLA is trying to become an asymmetric power.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ballad of the Little Soldier

In his five-decade-long career as a filmmaker, Werner Herzog has been called an iconoclast, a humanist, even a madman.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Let's promote second world war sites

I am writing in response to the letter 'Government could do more to promote important second world war sites' (South China Morning Post, December 28).

I agree it is important to promote second world war sites, such as old gun batteries, artillery observation posts and bunkers.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Playing it cool

Chinese leaders have finally realised that they are facing a new cold war. Over the past few months, Washington has put together a 'containment' package in Asia that includes a new military doctrine of air-sea battle, a new economic game changer in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the rotation of US marines in Australia.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am