Infernal Affairs

Andrew Lau: the master multitasker

Andrew Lau has two big releases going up against each other in The Guillotines and The Last Tycoon. Photo: May Tse

Andrew Lau Wai-keung likes to be in control - or, at the very least, to have his say with regards to various facets of film production.

Sunday, 23 December, 2012, 12:30pm

The Silent War

Starring: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhou Xun, Wang Xuebing, Mavis Fan Hsiao-hsuan Director: Alan Mak Siu-fai and Felix Chong Man-keung Category: IIA (Cantonese)

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Man on the Brink

Under the influence of a 'new wave' of young television-trained and/or overseas educated filmmakers in the late 1970s and early 80s, Hong Kong cinema was on the brink of radical change when writer-director-cinematographer Alex Cheung Kwok-ming chose to focus on the ethically ambiguous twilight world of an undercover policeman for his second feature.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Twins mark birthday - on basketball court

Today is a big day for twins Lau Ka-yan and Lau Ka-hei. The basketball-loving brothers from Carmel Alison Lam Foundation Secondary School, in Kwai Chung, celebrate their 19th birthday on the first day of school in 2012.

Ka-yan - older than Ka-hei by fiveminutes - shares a bedroom with his brother at home.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong police need not apologise for doing their job

My hat off to our Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung. Among our top government officials he quickly stands out in his very short tenure as one who knows exactly what he is doing and executes his clearly defined objectives with professionalism, guts and determination. He deserves public support, as our safety and law and order depend on him.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Love given up is never the same again

Renowned Hong Kong movie director Andrew Lau Wai-keung assembles film stars from Taiwan, the mainland and Hong Kong for his romantic drama A Beautiful Life.

The prolific Lau is most commonly associated with Hong Kong crime-action films. He was the creative force behind the Infernal Affairs trilogy and the adaptation of the manga Initial D.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Rumour has it that Donnie Yen's preparing for Hong Kong Vice

Are Harvey Weinstein and Andrew Lau Wai-keung bringing Crockett and Tubbs to Hong Kong? Possibly. The Hollywood movie kingpin and Infernal Affairs co-director have confirmed they are planning a movie called Hong Kong Vice to be shot here. Rumour has it Donnie Yen Ji-dan (left) will be one of the stars and model Ankie Beilke has told us she will feature too.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Also showing: Arthur Wong

In nearly 30 years as a cinematographer, Arthur Wong Ngok-tai has overseen camerawork on more than 110 films. He was one of the founders of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers (HKSC) and has been its chairman for the past 18 years. Infernal Affairs director Andrew Lau Wai-keung, who began his career as a cameraman, calls him his si kung - the grandaddy of the field.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Hollywood East

The local movie industry might still be in the dumps, but suddenly Hong Kong is a very popular location for overseas productions. For some reason, Hollywood and other foreign filmmakers have been flooding in. Best of all, they're not just looking for a stand-in for Manhattan, London or some third-world depot. No, they actually want Hong Kong.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

First all-female airborne rescue team eager for takeoff

They may not have worked together yet as a team, but the three female crew of the Government Flying Service say it is only a matter of time before they join forces to become Hong Kong's first all-female airborne search-and-rescue crew.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Taking stock of the past

Nostalgic types will love the shop: it gathers about 70 of Hong Kong's time-honoured brands, including familiar comfort foods and medicinal products.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Singer Chen sets up record company

Pop star and actor Edison Chen Koon-hei has turned his passion for music into a business venture by setting up his own record company.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


It was shocking - shockingly bad. Although I had some reservations about the Asian Film Awards before Tuesday's presentation,

I hadn't expected it to be as amateurish and embarrassing as it was. The event wasn't just flat - it was, to say the least, a disaster.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

A friend in the hand is worth two in the media

The new friendship between Taiwanese tycoon Terry Guo, chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry, and Carina Lau Ka-ling, the famous Hong Kong actress, has been a hot topic in the city in the past two months.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Half-truths spun about hollywood effort

It seems rumours of Infernal Affairs co-director Andrew Lau Wai-keung getting dumped from his Hollywood project are not altogether true. Media reports had circulated that he was stripped of directing duties on The Flock, a suspense thriller with Claire Danes and Richard Gere, and another director had been brought in. Turns out they're all false, sort of.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am