Infernal Affairs - Netflix

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Jiang Zi Dan, a Chinese police officer, is sent to Hong Kong to go undercover as a triad member. The same triad sends Wei Jun Xuan as an informant into the police force, to finish what his predecessor had failed to do.

Infernal Affairs - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Chinese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2016-12-21

Infernal Affairs - Infernal Affairs - Netflix

Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates a triad, and another officer secretly working for the same gang. It is the first in the Infernal Affairs series and is followed by Infernal Affairs II and Infernal Affairs III. The Chinese title means “The Unceasing Path”, a reference to Avici, the lowest level of Hell in Buddhism, where one endures suffering incessantly. The English title is a word play, combining the adjective 'infernal' (concerning hell) with internal affairs – the police department concerned with investigating its own officers. The film had been selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 76th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. Miramax Films acquired the United States distribution rights and gave it a limited US theatrical release in 2004.

Infernal Affairs - Reception - Netflix

Infernal Affairs garnered mainly positive reviews from film critics and audiences. Feedback for the film has been overwhelmingly positive, with an approval rating of 94% on review website Rotten Tomatoes. The website's critical consensus remarks the film as, “Smart and engrossing, this is one of Hong Kong's better cop thrillers” While an overwhelming majority of viewers praised the film, a few film critics complained of the generic and forgettable plot-line.With regard to film's overall design, movie critics point that the moral dilemmas and emotional elements of the film were the main attributions that transformed the “somewhat unoriginal plot” into a success .

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