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Infernal Affairs II (2003)

Mou gaan dou II (original title)
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.

Directors:

Andrew Lau, Alan Mak

Writers:

Alan Mak, Felix Chong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... SP Wong Chi Shing (as Anthony Wong)
Eric Tsang ... Hon Sam
Carina Lau ... Mary Hon
Francis Ng ... Ngai Wing Hau
Edison Chen ... Officer Lau Kin Ming
Shawn Yue ... Chan Wing Yan
Jun Hu ... SP Luk
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ... Kwun (as Joe Cheung)
Henry Fong ... Gandhi (as Ping Fong)
Peter Ngor Peter Ngor ... Negro
Arthur Wong ... Wah
Teddy Chan Teddy Chan ... Ching
Chung-yue Chiu Chung-yue Chiu ... Mary (as Yu Chiu)
Phorjeat Keanpetch Phorjeat Keanpetch ... Sunny
Say Ping Yap ... Socialites (as Shi Pin Ye)
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong | Singapore | China

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin | Thai

Release Date:

1 October 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Infernal Affairs II See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,244,410
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Ngai Wing-Hau's lawyer leaves the family claiming, "I'm not one of you" a copy of "Noble House", James Clavell's blockbuster novel about Hong Kong, can be seen on the bookshelf behind him. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, during the montage of the Handover Ceremony, an Australian flag is shown on Lau's desk instead of the Hong Kong flag. (The Australian flag is very similar to the colonial flag of Hong Kong, both featuring the Blue Ensign and Union Jack). See more »

Quotes

SP Wong: Evil prevails. Only the good die young.
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Connections

Followed by Infernal Affairs III (2003) See more »

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Composed by Kwong Wing Chan
Performed by Tan Han Jin
OP: Click Music Ltd.
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Engrossing and intelligent prequel
12 January 2005 | by paulnewman2001See all my reviews

A loose prequel to 2002's hit Infernal Affairs, this goes back to the 1980s and '90s when the Hong Kong police force and the city's ruling triad sent undercover agents into each other's organisations.

Tony Leung and Andy Lau are missed as the supermoles (played here by young look-alikes) but directors Andrew Lau and Alan Mak have something smart up their sleeves, shifting the emphasis of the story onto the able shoulders of the pair's world-weary veteran superiors. Anthony Wong and Eric Tsang are excellent as the morally compromised cop and likable but capable capo, ageing friends who understand they stand just over the line from each other.

A knowledge of the first film helps navigate the labyrinthine plots of the dizzying opening act but once it finds its pace, it's a slick, slow-burning thriller all the way – marred only by the directors' occasional lapse into Godfather pretensions – while the backdrop of 1997's hand-over of Hong Kong is effective shorthand for the huge changes taking place within the forces of both law and disorder.


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