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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 »
User Reviews:
It has changed my expectation on crime drama forever See more (175 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Andy Lau ... Inspector Lau Kin Ming

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

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang ... 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
Li Tin Cheung ... Double 8
Wong Yin Keung ... CIB Team
Lam Po Loy ... CIB Team
Cheng Wing Yee ... CIB Team
Yiu Man Kee ... CIB Team
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)
Wong Kam Hung ... Sam's Follower
So Wai Nam ... Sam's Follower
Lai Chi Wai ... Sam's Follower
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:
Chi-Wai Lai

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)
Wai Hung Kwong .... foley artist (as Kwong Wai Hung)
Felix Chung Sze Ming .... sound effects editor
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)
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... dialogue editor (as George Lee Yiu Keung)
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... sound re-recording mixer (as George Lee Yiu Keung)
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 »
Sound Mix:

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:Do all undercover cops like rooftops?
Chan Wing Yan:Unlike you, I'm not afraid of light.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in McDull, the Alumni (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
MOU GAAN DOU (Infernal Affairs)See more »

FAQ

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203 out of 224 people found the following review useful.
It has changed my expectation on crime drama forever, 7 November 2005
Author: sobeit712 from Canada

This movie has been regarded as the cream of Hong Kong gangster and cop movie. And has won 22 awards. But we all know awards don't mean a thing sometimes. The God Father of America cinema "Martin Scorsese" himself is making a American version of the movie, titled: Departed. I'm somewhat happy to see that this movie is being recognized and acknowledged by a true master, but distraught to the possibility of disappointment.

A little history of Hong Kong film industry, being in somewhat government free state for over 100 years, Hong Kong movie industry proliferated to the state of hysteria. On one hand, everything goes as long as people get what they want for 2 hours worth. On the other hand, lack of political drama has afforded the gangster and cop drama to truly grow and mature.

Now back to the movie itself. 3 years ago, when I was still a poor student, I was loitering in the local Chinese video store as usual, looking for something exciting. The owner handed me a VHS copy of this movie, he personally recommended it and said it's new and unique. So I went home and watched it immediately. And then I said in my then dark and dingy apartment for 30 minutes, in utter silence.

There was no plot twist, and no surprise ending, no Mr. M Night's heavy handed gimmicks and Hollywood's camera tricks. But from the beginning to the end, for full 2 hours, you can cut the tension with a knife. In the end, you still don't want it to end. The story goes on in your mind, questions, bits and pieces start to put together, characters start to take shape even after the movie ended.

In my entire life, I've never seen a movie that there isn't a single excessive frame, until I saw this movie. It has forever changed my expectation on crime drama.

The story is genius and simple enough. A mole in police department working against an undercover cop in drug trafficking mafia. They don't know each other's identity, so it is like a invisible tug war between the two competing against each other's wits. I won't reveal too much of it even though like I said, there's no plot twist.

It's a fairly popular movie that has generated huge buzz when it came out, and since been talked, compared and still highly regarded as unsurpassed by countless fans worldwide. It has an all star cast in Hong Kong cinema, and of course, the screenplay, the acting, the editing, the camera work and overall directing is flawless judging by all standards.

If you are adventurous enough to try even one Hong Kong movie, try this one.

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