Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Gina Marchetti

Print publication date: 2011

ISBN: 9789622098015

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

Abstract

Infernal Affairs has received journalistic, popular and corporate notice but little vigorous critical attention. This book explores the way this example of Hong Kong's cinematic eclecticism has crossed borders as a story, a commercial product and a work of art; and has had an undeniable impact on current Hong Kong cinema. Moreover the author uses this film to highlight the way Hong Kong cinema continues to be inextricably intertwined with global film culture and the transnational movie market.