Infernal Affairs II (2003) 4K Restoration
Director: Alan Mak, Andrew Lau Run Time: 119 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2003
Starring: Anthony Wong, Carina Lau, Edison Chen, Eric Tsang, Francis Ng
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Language: Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Thai
Experience new 4K Restorations of the legendary Infernal Affairs trilogy!
2002’s Infernal Affairs | 2003’s Infernal Affairs II | 2003’s Infernal Affairs III
About the film:
The first of two sequels to follow in the wake of the massive success of Infernal Affairs softens the original’s furious pulp punch in favor of something more sweeping, elegiac, and overtly political.
Flashing back in time, Infernal Affairs II traces the tangled parallel histories that bind the trilogy’s two pairs of adversaries: the young, dueling moles (here played by Edison Chen and Shawn Yue) and the ascendant crime boss (Eric Tsang) and police inspector (Anthony Wong) whose respective rises reveal a shocking hidden connection. Unfolding against the political and psychological upheaval of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China, this elegant, character-driven crime drama powerfully connects its themes of split loyalties to the city-state’s own postcolonial identity crisis.
About the filmmakers:
Andrew Lau Wai-keung is a Hong Kong film director, producer, and cinematographer. He began his career in the 1980s and 1990s, serving as a cinematographer to filmmakers such as Ringo Lam, Wong Jing and Wong Kar-wai, before seeking creative freedom as a film director and producer. A highly prolific filmmaker, Lau has crafted films in a variety of genres. He is best known for his action and crime films, including the Young and Dangerous film series, the Infernal Affairs trilogy (the latter co-directed together with Alan Mak), and Revenge of the Green Dragons (executive produced by Martin Scorsese).See more upcoming films