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Infernal Affairs -- A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

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Directors:
Writers:
Alan Mak (written by) &
Felix Chong (written by)
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Release Date:
12 December 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Loyalty. Honor. Betrayal. See more »
Plot:
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
23 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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One of the best from Hong Kong See more (186 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Andy Lau ... Inspector Lau Kin Ming

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Chen Wing Yan (as Tony Leung)

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... SP Wong Chi Shing (as Anthony Wong)

Eric Tsang ... Hon Sam
Kelly Chen ... Dr. Lee Sum Yee

Sammi Cheng ... Mary

Edison Chen ... Young Lau Kin Ming

Shawn Yue ... Young Chan Wing Yan
Elva Hsiao ... May
Chapman To ... Tsui Wai-keung
Ka Tung Lam ... Inspector B (as Lam Ka Tung)
Ting Yip Ng ... Inspector Cheung (as Ng Ting Yip)
Dion Lam ... Del Piero
Chi Keung Wan ... Officer Leung (as Wan Chi Keung)
Hui Kam Fung ... Cadet School Principal
Tony Ho ... Suspect

Courtney Wu ... Stereo Shop Owner
Hin-Wai Au ... Elephant
Eric Tin Cheung Li ... Double 8 (as Li Tin Cheung)
Wong Yin Keung ... CIB Team
Lam Po Loy ... CIB Team
Cheng Wing Yee ... CIB Team
Man-Kei Yiu ... CIB Team (as Man Kee Yiu)
Yuen Waj Ho ... CIB Team (as Yuen Wai Ho)
Mak Wai Kwok ... CIB Team
Kui Mei Yee ... CIB Team
Chi-Wang Wong ... CIB Team (as Wong Chi Wang)
Lee Yip Kin ... Sam's Follower
Chung Wai Ho ... Sam's Follower (as Ho Chung Wai)
Sai Tang Yu ... Sam's Follower (as Yu Sai Tang)
Kam Hung Wong ... Sam's Follower
So Wai Nam ... Sam's Follower
Chi-Wai Lai ... Sam's Follower (as Lai Chi Wai)
Leung Ho Kei ... Sam's Follower
Tze Ming Lee ... Sam's Follower
Hui On Tat ... Officer Chan
Ho Wing Ling ... Superintendent
Lee Wah Chu ... Chief Inspector
Cheung Yuk Sun ... Cadet School Instructor
Leung Chiu Yi ... May's Daughter
Chaucharew Wichai ... Sunny, Thai Drug Dealer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ho-Kai Leung ... Sam's follower

Directed by
Wai-Keung Lau  (as Andrew Lau)
Alan Mak 
 
Writing credits
Alan Mak (written by) &
Felix Chong (written by)

Produced by
Ellen Chang .... line producer
Elos Gallo .... consulting producer
Lorraine Ho .... line producer
Wai-Keung Lau .... producer (as Andrew Lau)
 
Original Music by
Kwong Wing Chan  (as Chan Kwong Wing)
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Fai Lai (director of photography) (as Lai Yiu Fai)
Wai-Keung Lau (director of photography) (as Andrew Lau)
 
Film Editing by
Curran Pang  (as Pang Ching Hei)
Danny Pang 
 
Art Direction by
Sung Pong Choo  (as Choo Sung Pong)
Ching-Ching Wong 
 
Costume Design by
Pik Kwan Lee  (as Lee Pik Kwan)
 
Makeup Department
Yu Lai Cheng .... makeup artist (as Cheng Yu Lai)
Wai Hing Lau .... hair stylist (as James Lau)
 
Production Management
Tang Wai But .... post-production supervisor (as Tang Wai But)
Wendy Chan .... assistant production manager
Lai Yin Chow .... unit manager (as Chow Lai Yin)
Bonnie Shum .... assistant production manager
Ronald Wong .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wai Hung Chan .... first assistant director (as Chan Wai Hung)
Dickson Leung .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Hung Chin Lau .... assistant art director (as Lau Hung Chin)
Wai-Ming Wong .... property master (as Wong Wai Ming)
 
Sound Department
Wing Lai Chin .... sound mixer (as Chin Wing Lai)
Felix Sze Ming Chung .... sound effects editor
Wai Hung Kwong .... foley artist (as Kwong Wai Hung)
George Yiu-Keung Lee .... dialogue editor (as George Lee Yiu Keung)
George Yiu-Keung Lee .... sound re-recording mixer (as George Lee Yiu Keung)
Tin Sung Ng .... boom operator (as Ng Tin Sung)
Burnard To .... foley recordist (as To Burnard)
Kinson Tsang .... sound designer
Kinson Tsang .... sound re-recording mixer
Tse Kin Wong .... dialogue recordist (as Wong Tsz Kin)
Chun Hin Yiu .... dialogue recordist (as Yiu Chun Hin)
Ting Yip Yuen .... dialogue recordist (as Yuen Tin Yip)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kam Tong Fok .... pyrotechnician (as Fok Kam Tong)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Chan .... animator
Eddie Cheng .... project supervisor
Francis Fung .... visual effects editor
Hin Pu Ho .... animator (as Ho Hin Pun)
Jesse Ho .... animator
Harry Ching Wei Hung .... lighting and texture artist: Menfond Electronic Art
Keith Leung .... digital compositor
Cons Li .... visual effects coordinator
Eddy Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Peggy Wong .... visual effects coordinator
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Ray Wu .... visual effects editor
 
Stunts
Dion Lam .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Man Keung Cho .... focus puller (as Cho Man Keung)
Kin Kwong Ho .... focus puller (as Ho Kin Kwong)
Wing Cheung Kwan .... focus puller (as Kwan Wing Cheung)
Raymond Lam .... Steadicam operator
Tat-wah Tam .... still photographer (as Tam Tat Wah)
Chi Ming Wong .... gaffer (as Wong Chi Ming)
Wang-Fai Wong .... still photographer (as Wong Hung Fei)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Man Kit Chow .... wardrobe assistant
Rosa Chow .... assistant costume designer
Yun Mei Man .... wardrobe (as Man Yun Mei)
 
Editorial Department
Royce Smith .... film color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Clement Fung .... orchestral arrangements
Fiona Fung .... soloist
Po Shek Tam .... musician: bamboo flageolet
 
Other crew
John Chong .... presenter
Christopher Doyle .... visual consultant
Henry Lau .... continuity
Calmen Lui .... laboratory consultant
Sam Lung .... production assistant
Nansun Shi .... presenter
Leo Sze .... production accountant
Yung Lin Yeung .... tea lady (as Yeung Yung Lin)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mou gaan dou" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Non-Stop Way" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
101 min | Hong Kong:97 min (director's cut)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Yan and SP Wong are waiting at the elevator, the digital floor counter skips the 4th floor. In China and Hong Kong, the number 4 is considered bad luck because it sounds similar to the word 'death'.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Changes in the time on the clock in the living room when the cop is listening to the CD that's been dropped off for him.See more »
Quotes:
Lau Kin Ming:[raising his hands to police officers] I'm a cop.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Double Face: Sen'nyû sôsa hen (2012) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Forgotten TimeSee more »

FAQ

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60 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
One of the best from Hong Kong, 19 April 2006
Author: samcu from Australia

This movie should be compared to movie like Heat, even when the storyline are not the same. Movies like Hardboiled and A Better Tomorrow are predominately action-based, whereas this movie is more dramatic and emotionally-driven.

The main attraction is the mole hunts but it would not be as brilliantly done if not for the fireworks between the major characters.

The title from the explanation in the intro means "Endless Purgatory Road". This philosophy, to me, really made this movie more thoughtful. The two central characters both had to walk their road, in life and in their minds for a long time. Both had no choice but to keep walking. As they cross path, they were forced to play the game of cat and mouse by their superiors. While it is not certain who's the cat and who's the mouse, one thing is certain - the loser will die.

While there are four main characters, they are all males. This should be bad for any movie but I think this is one of the exception to the rule. The emotions and tension between the four were well-scripted and brilliantly played. It is no surprised each had at least one best actor awards in the Hong Kong industry. The sequels(2 prequels) will delve deeper into it.

Plotwise - it is hard to see any holes.

Seen it around six times, a lot for a drama.

I think you should ask yourself after the movie, "what would I do if I am in the same situation?". Right and wrong is harder to separate.

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