Screened as part of NZIFF 2003

Infernal Affairs 2002

Mogan Do

Directed by Andrew Lau, Alan Mak

Hong Kong In Cantonese with English subtitles
100 minutes 35mm



Alan Mak
Felix Chong


Andrew Lau
Lai Yiu-Fai


Danny Pang
Pang Ching-Hei


Chan Kwong-Wing


Tony Leung
Andy Lau
Anthony Wong
Eric Tsang
Sammi Cheng
Kelly Chen


Berlin, New Directors/New Films, San Francisco 2003


“Fans of Hong Kong action extravaganzas and genre first-timers alike will dig this cops ‘n’ robbers spectacle directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, with help from ‘visual consultant’ Christopher Doyle (Wong Kar-wai’s frequent cinematographer). Emoting mad internal torment are Andy Lau as a cop who’s secretly a gangster and Tony Leung as a gangster who’s secretly a cop. Assorted girlfriend roles are filled by H.K. megastars Sammi Cheng and Kelly Chen, with the omnipresent Eric Tsang (as a triad boss) and the immortal Anthony Wong (as the police commander) rounding out the rest of the cast. New-school plot devices – there are so many high-tech shenanigans that the characters’ cell phones should be probably billed as costars – mix with classic noir elements such as clandestine meetings on rooftops and in movie theaters. Even the occasional overblown emotional note won’t prevent you from having fun with this one.” — Cheryl Eddy, San Francisco Bay Guardian 

“A huge hit in Hong Kong, the thriller’s remake rights were nabbed in Hollywood on the eve of the Berlin Film Festival… A theatrical release of the film in the States remains unclear following Warner Bros and Brad Pitt’s announcement that they plan to remake the picture.” — IndieWIRE