Infernal affairs and the departed to me are thus manifestations of these two styles in terms of narrative. Infernal affairs focuses on a police officer named chen wingyan tony leung chiuwai, who goes deep undercover into the triad society, and triad member lau kinming andy lau takwah, who infiltrates the police department. Jan 24, 2018 simply named infernal affairs, this was commissioned for hong kong television network in 2016, and is scheduled to air for three seasons. Internal affairs is included in the new york times guide to the best 1,000 movies ever made 2004. Infernal affairs saint tommy, nypd book 3 by declan finn.
The drama series is produced by tommy leung starring gallen lo, him law, wayne wang, along with cecilia so, jolie zhu, bernice liu, toby leung. This is book number three in this awesome series that i have loved readingvery much, i can not wait to read the next book in this series. It is the third installment in the infernal affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semiprequel to the original film, as it intercuts events before and after the events in the original. Jiang zi dan, a chinese police officer, is sent to hong kong to go undercover as a triad member. Infernal affairs iii 2003 directed by andrew lau, alan. Forums current drama series discussion chinese drama discussion infernal affairs 2018 discussion in chinese drama discussion started by shinobi, jan 21, 2018. In 2007, when scorsese finally won his decadeslate oscar, it was for the departed, a remake of the 2002 hong kong crime thriller infernal affairs. Infernal affairs was my first taste of serious hong kong cinema. The three infernal affairs films are incredibly twisty cops vs. Infernal affairs is about a cop who is actually a gangster, and a gangster who is actually a cop.
Infernal affairs iii 2003 directed by andrew lau, alan mak. Chan wing yan is an undercover cop in the gang of the chubby, affably evil gangster hon sam. Yans handler is chessmaster senior cop wong, who doesnt realise that his most trusted underling. This makes the ending, when sullivan kills him, more of a personal statement than the murder in infernal affairs, and it suits scorseses interests. The only thing i can praise wholeheartedly is that the ending climax of infernal affairs is handled much better than in. When infernal affairs was released in hong kong to great commercial and critical success it was immediately snaffled up for a western remake, as was very much the style at the time, becoming of course the departed. Sep 23, 2016 the television drama version of the infernal affairs film series is currently shooting in hong kong. Infernal affairs i alternative ending mou gaan dou. Infernal affairs ii is a 2003 hong kong crimethriller film directed by andrew lau and alan mak it is a prequel to the 2002 film infernal affairs.
Titled like a sequel but actually a prequel, this is a film about transition of power in more than one sense. A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates the triads, and a police officer secretly working for the same gang. Gallen lo damian lau him law wayne wang bernice liu. The prequel to andrew lau and alan maks smash hit infernal affairs opens in 1991, with inspector wong anthony wong explaining the frustrations of police work to gangster sam eric tsang. The television drama version of the infernal affairs film series is currently shooting in hong kong. The worst of the eight hells is called continuous hell. Its an elaborate game of cat and mouse between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop.
I had seen infernal affairs well before the departed was announced, and i loved it, so i was very skeptical of the departed. Also, i was disgusted when the departed won the screenplay oscar plus a bunch of others and no one acknowledged the original film even though its pretty. Cast edit andy lau as senior inspector lau kinming, a former triad mole in the police force who tries to cover his past and remain as a cop. A young gangster is assigned by a crime boss to enter the police academy, and a young academy graduate is spun off from the force and assigned to undercover work as a criminal. The series, which is titled infernal affairs like the film, stars gallen lo, damian lau, paul chun, lo hoipang, eric tsang, derek kok, dominic lam, toby leung and yuen biao. Infernal affairs collection the movie database tmdb. And in case you didnt know, its also a remake of a 2002 hong kong action flick infernal affairs. The tv series uses the same concept as the film, but with an entirely new story and characters, and the setting expanded beyond hong kong to include thailand and shezhen. Infernal affairs iii is a 2003 hong kong crime thriller film directed by andrew lau and alan mak. This drama series is not your runofthemill crime thriller, writes loong wai ting. With such a strong cast no wonder its such a hit with the audience.
Its sad that the infernal affairs series had to get the hollywood treatment of a. The first episode has aired in hong kong on 22 january 2018, and while i cannot be certain, it seems like there are 30 episodes for its first season either that, or 10 episodes in one season. Infernal affairs by declan finn is an awesome story that i have read. This is a riveting end to the series, a crime saga that is captivating, riveting and unforgettable.
Set against the political backdrop of the handover in 1997, infernal affairs ii focuses on the collapse of ngais power base and the rise of hon sam, who supplants him at the top of the pile, largely thanks to a strategic alliance with the thais. Third entry in the infernal affairs trilogy is affine end to a stunning trilogy of crime films. The two most noticeable changes are a change to the cast of major characters and the ending. It is important that you pay attention when the mugshots are taken early on in the film for here the two young men morph into the older men played by the luscious andy lau and the charming tony leung. Imo the morality story is ruined by this type of ending, i much prefer the original infernal affairs ending.
Infernal affairs resists viewers attempts to make sense of it all in a single viewing. As you can guess it was the kick start their industry needed, the two sequels proved just as popular. Trivia goofs crazy credits quotes connections soundtracks. The setting is the never ending war between the police and the triads of hong kong. Produced by media asia and former tvb producer tommy leung, the television sequel to the successful film franchise stars many of tvbs former artists, including gallen lo, damian lau, paul chun, bernice liu, derek kok. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about horror in their stories. Infernal affairs is a chinesehong kong crimethriller web series, a collaboration between iqiyi and media asia entertainment group. Infernal affairs starts and ends with a sutra verse. We thought wed take this opportunity, fifteen years after the originals release and a rather less rounded eleven after the western adaptation to see how they both hold up. Infernal affairs is a series of three crimethriller films directed by andrew lau and alan mak, starring andy lau and tony leung. Rent infernal affairs 2004 starring andy lau and tony leung chiu wai on dvd and bluray. In this futuristic thriller, the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remaining humans. For the most part, infernal affairs is an object lesson in narrative economy.
Martins beloved books get a modern update in this series that follows a group of girlfriends and their homegrown babysitting business. Kaufen sie infernal affairs trilogie uncutsteelbook gunstig. Infernal affairs however, is disjoint, unclear of itself, confusing, badly paced, and incoherent at many points in the film, neither is it thrilling nor that entertaining, which is a shame. Infernal affairs is far more efficient at conveying the same premise copgangster vs. Dec 04, 2006 make no mistake, the infernal affairs trilogy clearly is a series of films that deals with the particularities of culture as well. Lau, meanwhile, is a secret member of the triads who has infiltrated the police force with an equal level of success. The swift and smart bullet is favoured by the triad leader wu koonyau damian lau, but he is not aware.
The first film, set in 2002, is based around the stories of two mirrored infiltrators. This is down to, not setpieces, gratuitous sex or violence, or ridiculous overblown budgets, but very well drawn characters that earn our sympathy, even the bad guy characters and also an. The movie was a moderate success but performed better on home video. Triads films set in hong kong between 1991 and 2003. For the chinese version an alternate politically correct ending was used. The same triad sends wei jun xuan as an informant into the police force, to finish what his predecessor had failed to do. U copys infernal affairs contains spoilers tvb series e. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. As infernal affairs opens, ming andy lau of fulltime killer is being initiated into the criminal underworld by triad boss sam eric tsang of the accidental spy, who ends his speech to his.
Tony chiuwai leung in infernal affairs 2002 infernal affairs 2002 andy lau in. Before the film ends, there is one final flashback to the hifi shop scene in infernal affairs, where lau is buying an audio system from chan. Looks like the cantonese version of the infernal affairs series is finally on the air. It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates a triad, and another officer secretly working for the same gang. Infernal affairs mou gaan dou 2002 rotten tomatoes. Slight plot deviations of the departed the departed remains largely faithful to infernal affairs but also deviates slightly from infernal affairs. Infernal affairs i alternative ending mou gaan dou youtube. Rent infernal affairs 2004 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. The second is as great as the first arguably even better because it gives these characters a history without detracting from its own story. The chinese title means the nonstop way, a reference to avici, the lowest level of hell in buddhism. Janet maslin of the new york times said, internal affairs is, for the dim movie season that is traditionally january, an unusually bright light. Infernal affairs ii written by alan mak and felix chong and directed by mak and andrew lau, infernal affairs ii is a 2003 hong kong crime drama starring. Jan 18, 2005 for the most part, infernal affairs is an object lesson in narrative economy. Anthony wong, eric tsang, edison chen, shawn yue and chapman to reprise their roles from the original film alongside new cast members carina lau, francis ng, hu jun and roy cheung.
Though mak and lau are meticulous in setting up the movies myriad. Simply put, infernal affairs is an asian cop drama. It is the first in the infernal affairs series and is followed by infernal affairs ii and infernal affairs iii. While many complain about the hollywood ending of the departed, they fail to compare it to the eventual discovery of the ming character as the mole and what mayaswellhavebeen his death. Though mak and lau are meticulous in setting up the movies myriad twists and developments, they dont waste a lot of. Apr 23, 20 there is an alternate ending where lau is uncovered as the mole and is arrested. In that fashion, the shock of the ending of the original film is much stronger, since detective lau remains unpunished for all his actions, in a rather unusual tactic. It is the first in the infernal affairs series and is followed by infernal affairs ii.
It also has michael miu, kathy chow and elanne kong etc. The english title is a word play combining the law enforcement term internal affairs with the adjective infernal. Infernal affairs 69 movie clip phone call from a dead man 2002 hd duration. Simply named infernal affairs, this was commissioned for hong kong television network in 2016, and is scheduled to air for three seasons. When infernal affairs came out it was at the end of a very bad year for hong kong cinema, it broke box office records beating off films like harry potter and spiderman. With andy lau, tony chiuwai leung, anthony chausang wong, eric tsang.
Infernal affairs ii 2003 directed by andrew lau, alan. Each mole was planted by the rival organization to gain an advantage in intelligence over the other side. Since infernal affairs is actually a trilogy, lau could leave the ending of the original open to conclude in the other parts. In mainland china, an alternate ending for the film was screened, in which. Infernal affairs 2 is a prequel that takes place years before the events in infernal affairs, and tells the story of how these characters came to be. Infernal affairs cant escape the departeds shadow, but. This scene was exclusively shot because the chinese censorship of publications board wanted lau to get punished, for what he did. Movie titles 2 movie love movie movies 2014 good movies infernal affairs martial andy lau hong kong movie. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. Infernal affairs doesnt have a needless bullshit love triangle plus the ending for ia is way more tragic and not based on an idiotic shock twist ending like the departed. I had always associated hong kong with the martial arts action films id seen in my youth. Infernal affairs 2002 directed by andrew lau, alan mak. Infernal affairs revitalised the ailing crime thriller in hong kong, and the american remake looks to do the same for the american crime thriller. Chan is a cop whos been assigned to undercover work inside the triads for so long that hes been able to rise through the ranks to a position of some authority.
Former tvb artists reunite in infernal affairs tv drama. Mainland cid officer jiang zidan wang yang, nicknamed bullet, infiltrates a hong kong triad group in an attempt to investigate a crossborder dr. Nov 20, 2006 this kind of laughoutloud humor is missing from the entirety of the infernal affairs series. Mainland cid officer jiang zidan wang yang, nicknamed bullet, infiltrates a hong kong triad group in an attempt to investigate a crossborder drug trafficking case and encounters hong kong narcotics inspector wai chunhin him law and female officer chan yuetki cecilia so. Mainland cid officer jiang zidan wang yang, nicknamed bullet, infiltrates a hong kong narcotics inspector.
When i saw it, it just barely beat my expectations. What i appreciated most about infernal affairs was the symmetry. U which is currently being aired, not only has it got original cast members ron ng and sammul chan as main leads. In it, lau gets arrested when he leaves the elevator.
Dec 23, 2004 infernal affairs is about a cop who is actually a gangster, and a gangster who is actually a cop. In each case, the strategy is to leave them in place for years, doing. Now edited down to 30 episodes compared to the 36 episodes from last years mandarin dubbed cut. Infernal affairs iii picks up after the first movie. Infernal affairs is a 2002 hong kong crime thriller film directed by andrew lau and alan mak and written by mak and felix chong.624 907 1518 566 736 279 468 107 1522 101 974 543 1214 1130 1028 851 123 149 1048 100 62 815 755 432 1082 430 564 202 41 1083 404 1174 645 266 871 66 155 159 783 557 685 1484 1036 798 308 753 873