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Infernal Affairs III (2003)

Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 December 2003 (Hong Kong)
Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission.

Directors:

Andrew Lau, Alan Mak

Writers:

Alan Mak, Felix Chong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Chan Wing Yan (as Tony Leung)
Andy Lau ... Inspector Lau Kin Ming
Leon Lai ... SP Yeung Kam Wing
Daoming Chen ... Inspector Shen Chen (as Chen Dao Ming)
Kelly Chen ... Dr. Lee Sum Yee
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... SP Wong Chi Shing (as Anthony Wong)
Eric Tsang ... Hon Sam
Sammi Cheng ... Mary
Carina Lau ... Mary Hon
Edison Chen ... Young Lau Kin Ming
Shawn Yue ... Young Chan Wing Yan
Chapman To ... Tsui Wai-keung
Waise Lee ... Chan Chun (as Lee Chi Hung)
Ka Tung Lam ... Inspector Billy
Ting Yip Ng ... Inspector Cheung
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Because Chan was being expelled from the school in 1991, SP Yeung Kam Wing graduated, with all police reports distinctions, being the first in whole class. Twelve year later, he was being sent, working to Lau. Ten months after Chan dies, Yeung's spy had blew a case and the spy wish to kill Yeung, but Yeung took his gun and shot him to conclude this failure. Lau gave Yeung car park seat B3A6 when Yeung met Lau. Yeung asked Chan who he is, but Chan didn't remember him. Sam works with Yeung and Lau is recording Yeung's words so that he can sue Yeung. Yeung is a police SP, which is being sent to Sam as the spy from police. Lau doesn't really know Yeung's Police SP position and wish to catch Yeung to the police head. Yeung work with another inspector who is a good friend of Yeung himself. Lau sneaked into Yeung's office, stealing the cassette, and ask the head to tell him that Yeung is the spy of the triad, Sam's triad. The inspector friend of Yeung, without found by Lau, changed Lau's own... Written by SangWoo_KwoN

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Goofs

When Inspector Lau is looking at the cameras which he placed in Yeung's office through his mobile, you can see a timeline at the bottom of the screen of the mobile. Thus revealing it is a pre-recorded shot. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Shen Chen: Men are changed by events, not events by men.
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Alternate Versions

Director's cut (available on Hong Kong DVD) runs ca. 10 min. 40 sec. longer. See more »

Connections

Edited from Infernal Affairs (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Road To Inferno
Composed by Andy Lau, Kwok-Leung Chan and Marco Wan
Lyrics by Andy Lau
Produced by Andy Lau, Kwok-Leung Chan, and Tony Kiang
Performed by Hacken Lee
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Feel the heart of the Chef
29 December 2003 | by philaychanSee all my reviews

I've watched Infernal Affairs I, II & III, in a year time. I loved the first one very much. It gave me a very unexpected feeling. It's simple but strong in impact. Though one could mention a lot of flaws in the plot, I just couldn't resist its charm. The second one made me disappointed because it lacked the kind of impact the first one gave me. Now after watching the third one, I realise why there needs to be a second one in totally different style than the first one. It's a preparation for the audiences adapting to the change in the third one.

I like this third one. Without the second one, probably I would have been like the other audiences critising the change of style from the first one. It's this kind of change, it's made the film more solid, full of human feeling. The first one indeed was touching only the surface of the hole. This third one is more into the content of it - the heart of the people.

I love particularly the part describing Andy Lau's psychological sufferings and changes. The shadowing effect he had with Tony Leung should deserve a credit for script writing, directing and editting. The interlacing of stories between that happened before and after Tony Leung's death has been editted great. I feel sorry for people who don't read this or who don't like it. It's certainly the best part of the film which should earn a credit rather than negative critics.

I would conclude that the first one is like spicy cuisine which is strong in taste and quick in making one like it immediately if you can stand it. The third one is somehow a French cuisine where you have to be patient, taste it slowly together with the wine before you appreciate the marvellous cooking skills and feel the heart of the Chef.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

12 December 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

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