I wish I’d seen this sooner because it’s old news now: Infernal Affairs is much better than Marty’s Oscar-winning remake, The Departed. There are about 49 reasons why this is so, but here are just two: it’s only half as long, and the Hong Kong waterfront is twice as dramatic as Boston’s.
Mou gaan dou. Wai Keung Lau and Siu Fai Mak, 2002. ***