Caught in Double-Cross Fire

The good cop--bad cop scenario is given a dizzying, dazzling twist in Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs

AN UNDERCOVER COP WORMS HIS WAY into a powerful Mob. A mobster joins the police force and rises quickly through the ranks. Each man knows there's an infiltrator in the other group, but neither knows who the rogue agent is. One thing they do know: if their identities are revealed, one of them will die.

The premise of Infernal Affairs is so simple and so suggestive, it's amazing there haven't been a dozen movies like it. Soon there will be. This superbly gnarly Hong Kong thriller, a hit throughout East Asia, is to be remade in Boston as The Departed, with...

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