From left, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah in the original Infernal Affairs, a high point in Hong Kong cinema of the 21st century. Photo: Media Asia Distribution
From left, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah in the original Infernal Affairs, a high point in Hong Kong cinema of the 21st century. Photo: Media Asia Distribution
Cinema

Martin Scorsese’s The Departed was famously based on Infernal Affairs – the Andy Lau and Tony Leung movie that ‘saved Hong Kong cinema’

The Sars coronavirus, Asian financial crisis, post-handover angst and John Woo’s outlandish Nicolas Cage thriller Face/Off all set the tone for Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s award-winning police and triad drama, which would inspire an Oscar-winning Hollywood remake

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From left, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah in the original Infernal Affairs, a high point in Hong Kong cinema of the 21st century. Photo: Media Asia Distribution
From left, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah in the original Infernal Affairs, a high point in Hong Kong cinema of the 21st century. Photo: Media Asia Distribution
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