In the Mood for Tony Leung
Crime/Violence · Psychology/Mystery/Suspence/Thriller · Action/Martial Arts
- CountryHong Kong, China
- Production Year 2002
- Running Time101min
- Format DCP
"Mugando," the road to hell where extreme suffering is eternal, is the original title for the film Infernal Affairs, which tells the story of two men who are enemies but also the only people who can understand each other. Chen Wing Yan, an elite police cadet, is sent undercover into a criminal organization, while Lau Kin Ming and other newcomers to the criminal organization must survive in the police academy. Ten years later, Chen Wing Yan and Lau Kin Ming rise to positions of trust in their respective organizations. Infernal Affairs recalls the long-forgotten Hong Kong’s noir film and invite the audience into the dark yet captivating world of tight-knit suspense and action. Above all, the impressive performances of Tony Leung and Andy Lau, each with his own charms, are a reason to watch this film again. (PARK Sun Young)
- 상영관Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theater
- 상영관Sohyang Theater Centum City
Andrew Lau started his career in 1980 and served as cinematographer for As Tears Go By (1988) and Chungking Express (1994) by Wong Kar Wai. He made his directorial debut with Aginst All (1990), and established his own film company. Lau strengthened his position as a director with blockbuster films, including the Young and Dangerous series (1995~2000), The Storm Riders (1998), and A Man Called Hero (1999). Lau then moved to Hollywood and directed The Flock (2007) and Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014). Lau is perhaps best known for the Internal Affair series, which he codirected with Alan Mak.
Alan Mak hails from Hong Kong and majored in acting at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He entered film industry in 1991 as an assistant director and debuted with Chasing Criminal 20 Years (1997). His filmography includes Overheard 3 (2014) which he wrote and directed together with Felix Chong and Project Gutenberg (2018). He gained international recognition for the Infernal Affairs series, which he cowrote and codirected with Andrew Lau, with whom he had worked as an assistant director before. Other films they codirected include Initial D (2005) and Confession of Pain (2006).