Infernal Affairs

The Departed

Shortly after seeing the original Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs a few years back, I heard that the rights had been optioned by Brad Pitt, of all people, for the seemingly unavoidable American remake. Was Hollywood really so dried up of ideas that they had to troll every already-good foreign film and translate it into …

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Infernal Affairs II (Mou gaan dou II)

With the success of Martin Scorcese’s The Departed, a remake of the original Infernal Affairs, there has been a renewed interest in the Hong Kong trilogy of films that started it all. Infernal Affairs, the tense organized-crime thriller that follows two undercover moles—a cop who’s actually a gangster, and a gangster who is actually a …

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