Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak

Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs

Two of Hong Kong cinema’s most iconic leading men, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah, face off in the breathtaking thriller that revitalized the city-state’s twenty-first-century film industry, launched a blockbuster franchise, and inspired Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. The setup is diabolical in its simplicity: two undercover moles—a police officer (Leung) assigned to infiltrate a ruthless triad by posing as a gangster, and a gangster (Lau) who becomes a police officer in order to serve as a spy for the underworld—find themselves locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse, each racing against time to unmask the other. As the shifting loyalties, murky moral compromises, and deadly betrayals mount, Infernal Affairs raises haunting questions about what it means to live a double life, lost in a labyrinth of conflicting identities and allegiances.

Film Info

  • Hong Kong
  • 2002
  • 101 minutes
  • Black and White/Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Cantonese

Available In

Collector's Set

The Infernal Affairs Trilogy

The Infernal Affairs Trilogy

Blu-ray Box Set

3 Discs


Infernal Affairs
Andy Lau Tak-wah
Inspector Lau Kin-ming
Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Chen Wing-yan
Anthony Wong Chau-sang
Superintendent Wong Chi-shing
Kelly Chen Wai-lam
Dr. Lee Sum-yee
Eric Tsang Chi-wai
Hon Sam
Sammi Cheng Sau-man
Edison Chen Koon-hei
Young Lau Kin-ming
Shawn Yue Man-lok
Young Chen Wing-yan
Elva Hsiao Ah-hin
Chapman To Man-chak
Tsui Wai-keung
Gordon Lam Ka-tung
Inspector B
Berg Ng Ting-yip
Inspector Cheung
Wan Chi-keung
Officer Leung
Andrew Lau Wai-keung
Alan Mak
Executive producer
Nansun Shi
Executive producer
John Chong Ching
Produced by
Andrew Lau Wai-keung
Screenplay by
Alan Mak
Screenplay by
Felix Chong Man-keung
Visual consultant
Christopher Doyle
Director of photography
Andrew Lau Wai-keung
Director of photography
Lai Yiu-fai
Edited by
Danny Pang Phat
Edited by
Curran Pang Ching-hei
Line producer
Ellen Cheung Man-wing
Line producer
Lorraine Ho Lai-seung
Production designer
Choo Sung-pong
Production designer
Wong Ching-ching
Costume designer
Lee Pik-kwan
Stunt coordinator
Dion Lam Dik-on
Original music by
Comfort Chan Kwong-wing


The Infernal Affairs Trilogy: Double Bind
The Infernal Affairs Trilogy: Double Bind

A box-office success that buoyed Hong Kong’s beleaguered movie industry in the early 2000s, this suite of crime films combines narrative intricacy and moral complexity with an abundance of megastar charisma.

By Justin Chang