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Infernal Affairs is the Hong Kong crime thriller that inspired Martin Scorsese to make the Departed which won him his first academy award.
In one way infernal affairs could be said to have a very simple one-line. It's about two people who sacrifice their identities. A cop who fakes to be a crook and a crook who fakes to be a cop. But then this is an emotional crime thriller with more value to emotions than the crimes they will commit.
The use of identity is my major attraction to see this film. The style, performance and the making is only the second. The movie stretches through a span of more than 10 years. With time both men will have to come over loyalty, honor and betrayal.
The film has been well executed by Alan Mak and Andrew Lau. The writing of Mak and Felix Chong is both clever and complex. What I did not enjoy about departed was it's excess use of abuse. But then, the makers of this Hong Kong version is clean in it's language. Andrew Lau, also the DoP of the film, has shot the affairs with slick and style. Infernal is also well packed both in front and behind the camera.
The cast which includes Tony Leung, Andy Leu and Antony Wong is perfect for their affairs. The cast of this movie at parts is more stronger than the departed.
I would recommend this to everybody who enjoy clever crime thrillers.


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