Infernal Affairs (image 1)

A high-concept, riveting police drama… Easily the most powerful movie from Hong Kong in a long while.

Derek Elley, Variety

Screened as part of NZIFF 2003

Infernal Affairs 2002

Mogan Do

Directed by Andrew Lau, Alan Mak

Hong Kong In Cantonese with English subtitles
100 minutes 35mm

Directors

Screenplay

Alan Mak
,
Felix Chong

Photography

Andrew Lau
,
Lai Yiu-Fai

Editors

Danny Pang
,
Pang Ching-Hei

Music

Chan Kwong-Wing

With

Tony Leung
,
Andy Lau
,
Anthony Wong
,
Eric Tsang
,
Sammi Cheng
,
Kelly Chen

Festivals

Berlin, New Directors/New Films, San Francisco 2003

Elsewhere

“Fans of Hong Kong action extravaganzas and genre first-timers alike will dig this cops ‘n’ robbers spectacle directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, with help from ‘visual consultant’ Christopher Doyle (Wong Kar-wai’s frequent cinematographer). Emoting mad internal torment are Andy Lau as a cop who’s secretly a gangster and Tony Leung as a gangster who’s secretly a cop. Assorted girlfriend roles are filled by H.K. megastars Sammi Cheng and Kelly Chen, with the omnipresent Eric Tsang (as a triad boss) and the immortal Anthony Wong (as the police commander) rounding out the rest of the cast. New-school plot devices – there are so many high-tech shenanigans that the characters’ cell phones should be probably billed as costars – mix with classic noir elements such as clandestine meetings on rooftops and in movie theaters. Even the occasional overblown emotional note won’t prevent you from having fun with this one.” — Cheryl Eddy, San Francisco Bay Guardian 

“A huge hit in Hong Kong, the thriller’s remake rights were nabbed in Hollywood on the eve of the Berlin Film Festival… A theatrical release of the film in the States remains unclear following Warner Bros and Brad Pitt’s announcement that they plan to remake the picture.” — IndieWIRE