Carried by four superstars of the silver screen "Infernal Affairs" has had a golden harvest, earning over $50 million ever since its release in the Christmas season. Alone on the first day of its Hong Kong release it broke all box-office records by earning a stunning $2.56 million, making it one of Hong Kong's most visited movies in 2002!
Ming (Andy Lau) is a mole in the police department. On the command of his Triad boss Sam (Eric Tsang), he became a cop when he was merely 18. After a decade of hard work, he has become a police sergeant in the Criminal Intelligence Bureau. With the help of Sam who tips him off with intelligence of his Triad rivals, Ming manages to earn kudos from his superiors. After passing a recent examination with flying colors, he has high hope of being promoted to probationary inspector.
Yan (Tony Leung) is a police mole in the Triads. Recruited before he even graduated from the police academy, he was initiated into the Triads as a teenaged underling. During his decade as an undercover, he has been convicted eight times of causing bodily harm to others, jailed twice, and sentenced to compulsory psychological counseling. As a Red Pole, or enforcer, his immediate boss is none other than Sam.
Leading parallel lives, Ming and Yan are feeling increasingly trapped in their false surroundings. Wobbling in the inferno between the living and the dead, they are desperate to find a way out. Ming would like to sever all ties with his illegal past and become a real cop. To do so would mean the elimination of Sam. Yan is sick and tired of chopping people up in the name of justice, and is striving to regain his real identity. Only one person can help him: Superintendent Wong (Anthony Wong), the man who recruited him as an undercover.
Their curious paths finally cross each other one fateful evening. During a police attempt to topple Sam's illegal operations, both sides realize there's a mole amongst themselves. A series of cat-and-mouse chases ensue, as each side is competing to uncover their mole first. To make things even more chaotic, Ming is finally promoted to probationary inspector and is transferred to Internal Affairs. His first assignment is to uncover Sam's mole in the police department...
The hyper thrilling police-bandit undercover story that was co-directed by Andrew Lau ("Young and Dangerous", "Storm Riders") and Alan Mak ("A War Named Desire") uses the duel of opposing parties that try to outsmart each other as theme and does not draw on the traditional formula of flying stunts and big budget explosions; yet it succeeds in keeping everybody's eyes pinned to the screen from start to finish, even after continuous viewings!
Prior to "Infernal Affairs" Andy Lau and Tony Leung had paused to team-up for quite a while, but in this outstanding cinematic pearl they once more try to outdo one another by both presenting top-notch performances! On top of that they are backed up by two other screen attractions Eric Tsang and Anthony Wong, i.e., overall four Hong Kong film legends are gathered in this cinematic milestone! Furthermore, this blockbuster also features female superstars Sammi Cheng, Kelly Chen and Elva Hsiao plus teenage idols Edison Chen and Shawn Yue turning it into the absolute movie smash of 2002! [Quelle: Yesasia.com]
|Titel:||Infernal Affairs (無間道) - Limited Edition (2 Disc Set)|
|Orginal Titel:||無間道 (Wu jian dao)|
|Deutscher Titel:||Infernal Affairs|
|Studio:||Media Asia Films|
|Vertrieb:||Mega Star Video|
|Land / Jahr:||Hong Kong 2002|
|Altersfreigabe:||Hong Kong Category IIB|
|Länge:||100:41 Minuten (Hong Kong Theatrical Version)|
|Regisseur:||Wai-Keung Andrew LAU|
Siu-Fai Alan MAK
|Autor:||Man-Keung Felix CHONG|
Siu-Fai Alan MAK
|Produzent:||Tak-Wah Andy LAU|
|Line Producer:||Ellen CHANG|
Lai-Seung Lorraine HOH
Wai-Keung Andrew LAU
|Musik:||Kwong-Wing Comfort CHAN|
|Besetzung:||Tak-Wah Andy LAU als Lau Kin Ming|
Chiu-Wai Tony LEUNG als Chan Wing Yan
Chau-Sang Anthony WONG als SP Wong
Chi-Wai Eric TSANG als Sam
Wai-Lam Kelly CHAN als Dr. Lee Sum Yee
Sau-Man Sammi CHENG als Mary
Koon-Hei Edison CHEN als Young Lau Kin Ming
Man-Lok Shawn YU als Young Chan Wing Yan
Elva HSIAO als May
Man-Chat Chapman TO als Keung
Ka-Tung Gordon LAM als Inspector B
Ting-Yip Berg NG als Sir Inspector Cheung
Dik-On Dion LAM als Del Piero
Wan Chi KEUNG als Officer Leung
|Region:||Codefree [Hong Kong]|
|Disctyp:||DVD 9 [Film]
DVD 9 [Bonusmaterial]
|Tonformate:||Cantonesisch Dolby Digital EX [O-Ton]
Cantonesisch DTS ES 6.1 discrete [O-Ton]
Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1 [Synchronisation]
Cantonesisch Dolby Digital Stereo (2.0) [O-Ton]
|Untertitel:||Chinesisch [traditionell], Chinesisch [vereinfacht], Englisch|