If China has an NSA equivalent in the 1950s, then perhaps this secret unit code named 701 may be it, with its huge army of operatives employed in listening, code making, code breaking, and having field agents out there move in when the intelligence war is won, and time for some real action. Based on the novel “Plot Against” by Mai Jia, writer-directors Felix Chang and Alan Mak combine forces once again to weave an intricate spy thriller that’s full of their usual inventiveness employed in storytelling, and reunites them with leading man Tony Leung, after their project Confession of Pain. This page has the silent war 2012, watch online, the silent war 2012 free download, full movie hd.
I can imagine how they could have enticed Tony to pick up the role. After all, one of the most memorable sequences in Infernal Affairs has Tony Leung engaged in a back channel communication with the police through morse code. And morse code takes centerstage here, with the directors perhaps having challenged the actor an opportunity to brush up his skills. Sure I may not understand morse, and nor can I vouch for the authenticity of what’s being communicated in the film, and if my dad was still around he could decipher all the dits and the dats in a jiffy. Filmxy has The Silent War (2012) Online Full Movie, The Silent War (2012) free download HD Bluray 720p 1080p with English subtitle. Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Xun Zhou, Xuebing Wang.
In any case, any film with the thespian on board is worth a second look, and here, the filmmakers threw another gauntlet, by having him play a blind man, taking away those soulful eyes from the equation, to force the actor out of his comfort zone and deprive him one of his most mesmerizing gifts. And of course, it’s not a surprise that Tony Leung still aces his role of He Bin, an assistant to a piano tuner, who is somewhat like a peer of Daredevil, with his extra sensory prowess channeled into his ability to listen to sounds miles away, or to discern voices from noise. He is discovered by Zhou Xun’s 701 operative Chang Xue Ning, one of the best in the business, and their adversarial relationship soon gives into a budding friendship, before hinting of something more. But in the 50s and sworn to a job she pledged her life to, the romance doesn’t get anywhere, especially when Shen Jing (Mavis Fan) enters the picture, a fellow operative in the larger family dealing with code breaking, with whom Xue Ning entrusts He Bin to, given her mission to weed out the enemy number known as “Chungking”.