Crime / Drama / Foreign Language / Suspense
Director: Wai Keung Lau / Siu Fai Mak
Running time: 101 mins
About Infernal Affairs
Where as most Asian cop thrillers are all about high-speed chases, huge explosions and well-choreographed gun play, Infernal Affairs ditches style (to a point) for depth. And it works. The story of two policemen trying to uncover each other's identity (one is corrupt, the other undercover), Infernal Affairs focuses on the emotional and psychological side of things. Edgy, creative, thought-provoking and tension-building, this may not fit the normal Hong Kong mould but it's all the better for it.