Friday Flickage: Infernal Affairs Appeals
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Friday Flickage: Infernal Affairs Appeals

infernal_affairs.jpgThough this film sat on the shelf for nearly as long as a recently auctioned piece of holy toast, like the Mary-faced Wonder bread, Infernal Affairs looks as if it hasn’t grown the slightest bit of mold. The Hong Kong thriller, which stars Andy Lau and Tony Leung, is a tightly-paced, tightly-written mole on mole story. In it, Lau and Leung (who wowed in Wong Kar Wai’s dreamscape of a film, In the Mood for Love), play a subtle game of psych! Much has been made of the fact that lazy Scorcese has already snapped up the rights for an anglo remake starring DiCaprio and Damon. Like Shall We Dance, which went from slight beauty of a film to Gere Grotesque, and Fever Pitch, which Travis1051am points out looks to be the most fatuous of all the remakes, Torontoist fears that DiCaprio and Damon won’t quite be able to pull off the Lau and Leungish brooding. And if these Infernal Affairs prove fiery, the lag time means no waiting for a sequel. There are two of them already made.

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