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Century of the Dragon (1999)

Yan joi bin yuen (original title)
Five years ago, Shing, an outstanding trainee at the police academy, was hand-picked to go under cover in the Hung Hing triad. There, he became close friends with their toughest leader Fei ... See full summary »

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Patrick Tam ...
Tong Man-chun
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Suki Kwan ...
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Tin-chiu Wan ...
Chow
Siu-Kei Lee ...
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Five years ago, Shing, an outstanding trainee at the police academy, was hand-picked to go under cover in the Hung Hing triad. There, he became close friends with their toughest leader Fei Lung. When territorial war breaks out between Fei Lung's buddy Leopard and a rival gang led by Tall Guy, Shing comes into contact with White Head, another undercover cop. Soon, Shing is caught between the need to protect White Head, and his loyalty toward Fei Lung. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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"prequel" to Infernal Affairs?
1 April 2005 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

If you like the "Infernal Affairs" series you will most likely enjoy this film as well. Andy Lau and Steven Chang also are in the cast of this film and the roles they play seem very similar to the ones created in the "Infernal Affairs" films. Regardless this is an enjoyable film told with great performances from Louis Koo and Andy Lau. Filmed three years before "Infernal Affairs" it clearly hasn't the budget of "Infernal Affairs". However the story of the film creates the same compassion for the character as "Infernal Affairs", so it is a very enjoyable film to watch. And Yes, I do think it is the same story. Watch it, it really is. A cop goes undercover to infiltrate the gang and becomes the sole insider reporting to one cop who may or may not be crooked... Very similar. But bravo for achieving the same theme as successfully with a much smaller budget.


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