Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou)2002
Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou) (2002)
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as Chan Wing Yan
as Lau Kin Ming
as Superintendent Wong
as Dr. Lee Sum Lee
as Insp. Cheung
as Young Yan
as Officer Leung
as Young Ming
as Tsui Wai-keung
as Inspector B
as Inspector Cheung
as Del Piero
as Stereo Shop Owner
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Critic Reviews for Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou)
The pace and plot are dizzying, but the movie also works as a study of fractured identity: the two have led double lives so long they're no longer sure who they are.
Everything you'd want in a police action thriller: powerhouse performances, Grade A production values, a good script and suspenseful direction.
Beauty in its consistent, washed-out blues and silvers, grace in its understated, intense male performances and energy in its unyielding commitment to tone and tension.
What makes it special is the inner turmoil caused by living a lie. If everyone you know and everything you do for 10 years indicates you are one kind of person, and you know you are another, how do you live with that?
A beautifully crafted, exciting story that keeps on surprising you to the very end.
Audience Reviews for Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou)
A very smart and taut thriller that prefers to focus on its characters and the relationship between them instead of jumping into action, shootings and twists as is usually expected from this kind of crime movie.
Saw it a long time ago but didn't fully grasp it. Rewatched it in October 2015. Thoughts: while the Hollywood version is more polished and higher production value, I like the ending of the HK version better. If you believe a person can change, as opposed to stark black-and-white caricatures, then the original achieves a more nuanced portrait of these complex characters.
An explosive crime-thriller. It's Heat meets Resivor dogs. Sets new standards for the cops and criminals genre. It's superb and magnificent. A tense, gritty and remarkable film in every way. It`s stylish, excellent, thrilling and unforgettable. A riveting, brilliant and absolutely sensational movie that packs pure suspense and surprises. A powerful and extraordinary piece of work. Awesomely entertaining. An incredible adrenaline-rush that wont quit and is packed with blistering action and amazing twist and turns. A stunning, deeply moving, surprisingly effective and breathtaking. This is where The Departed was found. A Hong Kong classic. Andy Lau and Tony Leung give outstanding performances. A knockout that has great charisma and a theme that's all its own
Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou) Quotes
|Insp. Lau Kin-ming:||You really want me to die|
|Insp. Lau Kin-ming:||You really want me to die.|
|Younger Chan:||I'm sorry, I'm a cop|
|Younger Chan:||I'm sorry, I'm a cop.|
|Insp. Lau Kin-ming:||Who knows?|
|Keung:||Remember this, if you see someone doing something but at the same time watching you... then he is a cop.|
|Supt. Wong:||I remember a story. Two fools are waiting for their kidney transplant but only one kidney is available. Thus they play a game. They put a card on each others pockets. Whoever guesses the card in his own pocket wins.|
|Hon Sam:||You know I can see your card.|
|Supt. Wong:||I think so too|