From a review for another thread on another forum
[QUOTE=IMDB]The setting is the never-ending war between the police and the traids of Hong Kong. Chan is a cop who’s been assigned to undercover work inside the traids for so long that he’s been able to rise through the ranks to a position of some authority. Lau, meanwhile, is a secret member of the triads who has infiltrated the police force with an equal level of success. As they feed their bosses information on the plans and counter-plans of the organizations they pretend to serve, they both begin to feel the stresses of their double lives as they become torn between the oppressive obligations they owe to their superiors and the growing camaraderie they share with the foot soldiers around them. As the two organizations become increasingly aware of the moles in their midsts, the race is on for Chan and Lau to try and get out of the game alive.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Wikipedia]Infernal Affairs (Chinese: Ã§â€žÂ¡Ã©â€“â€œÃ©?â€œ; Hanyu Pinyin: wÃƒÂº jiÃ„?n dÃƒÂ o) is a stylish 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller. The Chinese title refers to the lowest level of hell in buddhism, and the English, while similarly having connotations of Dante’s Inferno, is a play on words on internal affairs.
Infernal Affairs initially received much publicity because of its star-studded cast of Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang, Kelly Chen, and Sammi Cheng, and later rose to critical acclaim.
The film sold exceptionally well in Hong Kong and was considered “a box office miracle”. It was heralded as a revival of Hong Kong cinema which at the time was considered to be lacking in creativity. Due to its commercial and critical success, Infernal Affairs was followed by the prequel Infernal Affairs II and the sequel Infernal Affairs III, both released in 2003[/QUOTE]
Man this film is ill. I got a chirp on the wire about this film from my bredrin like 3 years ago and I swear its probably been my favourite import film since then (yes better than Oldboy). The story line isnt exactly CRAZY but the twists are what make it sick. The tension built up by Andy Lau and Tony Leung is second to none really. Shit I love this film
BUT…here’s a big fucking but (no Buffie) I read this
[QUOTE=Wikipedia]In 2004 Brad Pitt’s Plan B Productions acquired the rights for a Hollywood remake which is now well under way. It is being directed by Martin Scorsese and tentatively titled The Departed. The film will star Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson,
although Scorsese said he was unaware of the original trilogy when he read the script.[/QUOTE]
Now if anyone can actually tell me on here that ^^ is a correct way of film making in the 21st century will I’ll be damned. Two fucking years of a film coming out and its being remade? With DiCaprio, fuck outta here man:td. I bet Scorsese will get all the props for this too, i know that to reviewers of ‘The Departed’ will not even know of the original and people are gonna be like “damn this dude is a genius”.
I swear, I dont want to sound like a broken record but man, Western films are in a majoirty beyond shit right about now. Another bit that annoyed me was the bolded sentance, Scorsese not knowing about this film isnt the end of the world. But I dont know it just bugs me, this whole shit. May I add the Hong Kong/Korean/Chinese/Japanese film writers are far from innocent too, they shouldnt bother selling the rights to their films. The USA film companies hardly ever sell their average to other countries, let alone their fucking classics. Shit’s disgusting