• Infernal Affairs (2002)

Infernal Affairs

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: December 7th, 2004

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Idealistic police cadet Chan Wing-Yan (Tony Leung) is recruited by Police Superintendant Wong (Anthony Wong) to go deep undercover as a member of the criminal Triad society. Into the same cadet class, crime boss Hon Sam (Eric Tsang) installs new Triad member Lau Kin Ming (Andy Lau) to become a long-term mole for the gang. A decade later, both have risen through the ranks in their respective aliases -- but when both of their covers are in danger of being blown, a game of life and death ensues.

Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Andy Lau, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang, Chapman To, Ka Tung Lam, Ng Ting-yip, Chi Keung Wan

Director: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung , Alan Mak

Genres: Action , Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Basic Pictures, Media Asia Films Ltd. [hk]

Keywords: 1990s, Forbidden love, 2000s, Rivalry, Melodramatic, Pursuit, Police station, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Throbs with action, suspense and a seductive rhythm all its own. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Driven by two great performances surrounded by solid supporting acts, Infernal Affairs is the rare testosterone movie that is also mature and thoughtful. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Unfolds as a masterful chess match of wit and ingenuity, a cat-and-mouse chase of the highest order. show more

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