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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 ... Inspector / 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 ... 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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Certificate:

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Details

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,540,579 (Hong Kong), 12 December 2003, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,468,597
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Technical Specs

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 »

Connections

Follows Infernal Affairs II (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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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The quiet men of violence
14 November 2006 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

If you loved the first two 'Internal Affairs' movie, then you'll probably find it easy to also enjoy this concluding part: if not, you may find it more difficult. Part one was a tense thriller; part two, more epic in tone, a prequel that filled in the back story, concentrating on some of the secondary characters from the first film. But it's not completely clear where there's any plot left to fill a third part. What this film does is overlay the previous stories with an additional layer of romanticism and complexity; but there's a certain lack of focus to the plot, with almost all of our favourite characters already dead by the end of the second film (although, in flashback, there's a rebirth for the great Tony Leung, absent from part two). Indeed, the film works almost entirely by encouraging us to feel differently about scenes we have already witnessed. I still liked this third story about the quiet men of violence, and it did succeed in feeling like something more than just a repeat of the earlier films. But it's not so clear how much it adds to them.


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