Infernal AffairsDirector: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
As Infernal Affairs opens, Ming (Andy Lau of Full-time Killer) is being initiated into the criminal underworld by triad boss Sam (Eric Tsang of The Accidental Spy), who ends his speech to his young charges by wishing them success in the police department. Ming enters the police academy, where he excels, but sees his classmate, Yan (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai of In the Mood for Love), expelled for "breaking the rules." It turns out that Yan wasn't actually drummed out of the force, but recruited by Superintendent Wong (Anthony Wong of Hard-Boiled) as an undercover operative. Just as Ming is achieving success in the police department while secretly working for Sam, Ming is gaining Sam's trust as a triad member, while reporting to Wong. Ten years later, both men, still undercover, have grown confused about their true identities, while their bosses, Sam and Wong, wage a battle of wits against each other. Each boss learns that the other has a mole working for him, and unwittingly entrusts the mole himself to ferret out the culprit. Ming and Yan scramble to expose one another's identity in an effort to save their own skins. Infernal Affairs was co-directed by Andrew Lau (who worked as a cinematographer on several of Wong Kar-Wai's films) and Alan Mak. Renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle served as "Visual Consultant." The film was shown at New Directors/New Films in 2003. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
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Cast & Crew
|Tony Leung Chiu-Wai||Chan Wing-yan|
|Andy Lau||Insp. Lau Kin-ming|
|Anthony Wong||Supt. Wong|
|Eric Tsang||Hon Sam|
|Lam Ka-tung||Insp. B|
|Ng Ting-yip||Insp. Cheung|
|Wan Chi-keung||Officer Leung|
|Kelly Chen||Dr. Lee Sum-yee|
|Edison Chen||Younger Lau|
|Shawn Yue||Younger Chan|
|Andrew Lau||Director,Cinematographer,Executive Producer|
|John Chong||Executive Producer|
|Chan Kwong-wing||Score Composer|
|Lee Pik-kwan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Nansun Shi||Executive Producer|
|Kinson Tsang||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Chan Wai-hung||Asst. Director|
|Chin Wing-lai||Sound/Sound Designer|
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A wondering movie in every right, amazing story, fabulous script and screenwriting, wondering acting, breathtaking soundtrack, but it will never be fully appreciated by the western audience. There are just too much that was "lost in translation".
Great movie hence Hollywood make The Departed out of this. Everything comes around quickly.
You have two guys trying to catch whoever the mole is making this a favorite for all.
This Asian film outdoes many of its Hollywood crime story counterparts on every level. The story of two moles fighting to find eachother out is action packed and exciting the entire way through. This movie is required viewing for Asian film fans.
Hands-down better than anything you'll see out of Hollywood. Slick, fast-paced cat-and-mouse drama. Great directing & acting. Even better on the second viewing as you pick up more details. Good stories are all about the plot, and this one delivers!