Tony Leung Chiu-wai (left) and Andy Lau in a still from Infernal Affairs, co-directed by Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Siu-fai.
Tony Leung Chiu-wai (left) and Andy Lau in a still from Infernal Affairs, co-directed by Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Siu-fai.

Infernal Affairs at 20: how crime drama trilogy wowed Hollywood and got Hong Kong cinema-goers watching local films again

  • With a cast including Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Eric Tsang, Sammi Cheng and Kelly Chen, 2002 film Infernal Affairs was a slick Hong Kong production
  • The police corruption drama led to a Hollywood remake by Martin Scorsese, spawned two sequels, and reinvigorated Hong Kong cinema for some time

Tony Leung Chiu-wai (left) and Andy Lau in a still from Infernal Affairs, co-directed by Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Siu-fai.
Tony Leung Chiu-wai (left) and Andy Lau in a still from Infernal Affairs, co-directed by Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Siu-fai.
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