The Departed

(USA, 2006, 145 minutes)

A Boston gangster’s high-placed mole in the Boston police finds out the department has planted a mole of its own inside the gang. American remake of the Hong Kong cult thriller Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, 2002) that actually improves on the original, with tighter scripting, generally solid performances and the director’s usual visual bravado making up for any lost originality.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Plan B/Initial Entertainment Group/Vertigo Entertainment production, in association with Media Asia Films. Starring Leonardo di Caprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson; and Mark Wahlberg; Martin Sheen, Ray WInstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson; and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Martin Scorsese; produced by Brad Pitt, Brad Grey and Graham King; screenplay by William Monahan, based on the film Infernal Affairs directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak and written by Mak and Felix Chong; music by Howard Shore; director of photography, Michael Ballhaus; production designer, Kristi Zea; costume designer, Sandy Powell; film editor, Thelma Schoonmaker.


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