Infernal Affairs and The Departed

An Intercultural Film Comparison

*Spoiler alert*

2002, directors Andrew Lau and Alan Mak released a cultural-defining film: Infernal Affairs. The film was produced in the context of a modern-day cops-and-triad thriller in which an undercover officer, Chan, was sent to infiltrate the triad on a long term sting. At the same time, triad boss Sam, sent in fresh initiates, one of…