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Mou gaan dou II (2003)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 October 2003 (Hong Kong)
In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.

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In the prequel of Infernal Affairs. Chan Wing Yan has been expelled from police academy in cause of his relatives to the triad. Now SP Wong give him a chance to undercover the triad family controlled by his half brother Hau. Besides of Ming. He has been ordered to killed Hau father and infiltrated the police department. The story get complicated when Wong's related to Hau father's dead. The avenge is begin when Mary. Sam's wife is the hit order. Now everything is complicated and related Written by PDD

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. We all climb towards heaven. We all fall towards hell. See more »


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Goofs

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Quotes

Chen Wing Yan: I only want to be a good man.
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Soundtracks

FORGIVE AND FORGET
Composed by Kwong Wing Chan
Lyrics by Gabor Gombai
Performed by Hungarian Choir
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powerful, but not that original
26 November 2003 | by (Taipei, Taiwan) – See all my reviews

This film is a good example for the fact that good and fertile story is the key of film making. "Infernal Affair II" shows how to inherit an original story and expend its scope in a reasonable, even creative way. It is a very good experience watching this film, the actors are good, the directing is skilled and the sequences are intensive, and the climax is stunning, but meanwhile, it always makes you have some ideas connecting to the Godfather series. No matter its epic scale and clues of scenes, you can feel their respect to(or, borrowing from?) the Coppola's legendary film(maybe only the first two...) that's a good try, but not an original one.

a very important work of Hong Kong Cinema in the 90s

Worth watching, especially with the original "Infernal Affairs" 7/10


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