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Infernal Affairs III (2003)

Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 December 2003 (Hong Kong)
Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission.

Directors:

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (as Andrew Lau), Alan Mak

Writers:

Alan Mak, Felix Chong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Chan Wing Yan (as Tony Leung)
Andy Lau ... Inspector Lau Kin Ming
Leon Lai ... SP Yeung Kam Wing
Daoming Chen ... Inspector Shen Chen (as Chen Dao Ming)
Kelly Chen ... Dr. Lee Sum Yee
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... SP Wong Chi Shing (as Anthony Wong)
Eric Tsang ... Hon Sam
Sammi Cheng ... Mary
Carina Lau ... Mary Hon
Edison Chen ... Young Lau Kin Ming
Shawn Yue ... Young Chan Wing Yan
Chapman To ... Tsui Wai-keung
Waise Lee ... Chan Chun (as Lee Chi Hung)
Ka Tung Lam ... Inspector Billy
Ting Yip Ng ... Inspector Cheung
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Storyline

Because Chan was being expelled from the school in 1991, SP Yeung Kam Wing graduated, with all police reports distinctions, being the first in whole class. Twelve year later, he was being sent, working to Lau. Ten months after Chan dies, Yeung's spy had blew a case and the spy wish to kill Yeung, but Yeung took his gun and shot him to conclude this failure. Lau gave Yeung car park seat B3A6 when Yeung met Lau. Yeung asked Chan who he is, but Chan didn't remember him. Sam works with Yeung and Lau is recording Yeung's words so that he can sue Yeung. Yeung is a police SP, which is being sent to Sam as the spy from police. Lau doesn't really know Yeung's Police SP position and wish to catch Yeung to the police head. Yeung work with another inspector who is a good friend of Yeung himself. Lau sneaked into Yeung's office, stealing the cassette, and ask the head to tell him that Yeung is the spy of the triad, Sam's triad. The inspector friend of Yeung, without found by Lau, changed Lau's own... Written by SangWoo_KwoN

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Official Sites:

Official site [Hong Kong]

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

12 December 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Infernal Affairs III See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,468,597
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Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the movie, we see Dr Yee's notes about Yan twice. The text in both scenes are in English and has nothing to do with Yan. In fact, the text is a discussion about a blind person who regained his sight sense. Moreover, though both text tells the same thing, the texts are not the same in those two scenes. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Shen Chen: Men are changed by events, not events by men.
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Alternate Versions

Director's cut (available on Hong Kong DVD) runs ca. 10 min. 40 sec. longer. See more »

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Follows Infernal Affairs (2002) See more »

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Road To Inferno
Composed by Andy Lau, Kwok-Leung Chan and Marco Wan
Lyrics by Andy Lau
Produced by Andy Lau, Kwok-Leung Chan, and Tony Kiang
Performed by Hacken Lee
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A tad disappointing...
4 April 2011 | by ajs-10See all my reviews

My infernal 'Infernal Affairs' marathon concludes with the third part of this epic saga. This time we're closing in on another mole in the Police force. The trouble is, we keep slipping back into the past so we can see how this guy ties in with it all. To be honest it's a bit of a mess but here's a brief summary while I can still remember it (summary haters, and those that don't wish to know about the plot, take some bad guys out while I write the next paragraph).

Lau Kin Ming has now been cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of the undercover cop, Chan Wing Yan. He can now concentrate on finding other moles in the Police force. His attention is drawn to SP Yeung Kam Wing who seems to be keeping his cards very close to his chest. Another candidate is Shen Chen, a man who, at one time, was Hon Sam's partner. Not everybody is who they seem to be and add to this a lot of flashing backwards and forwards in time, it makes for a rather confusing plot… Think I'll leave it there, I'm getting confused.

It's pretty well made, but it seems very cobbled together and has little coherence. The plot is very hard to follow and a bit of a mess of a screenplay doesn't really help. Performance wise; Tony Leung Chiu Wai was pretty good as Chan Wing Yan, as was Andy Lau as Lau Kin Ming. Of the rest, Leon Lai did a decent job as the enigmatic SP Yeung Kam Wing and Daoming Chen was pretty good as Shen Chen.

The first two films were really good and so I found it hard to believe this one could be so bad. It almost feels like it was rushed out too quickly after the success of the first two and suffered greatly for it. It certainly lacks the punch of the first two and as such is a rather disappointing conclusion to the trilogy. NOT recommended.

My Score: 4.6/10


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