Infernal Affairs <無間道> celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. This is the movie that reunites Andy Lau and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai since their last collaboration in The Tigers <五虎將之決裂> back in 1991. And most of all, it famously re-defined the oft-told undercover genre by giving it a then-fresh twist.
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The last time we have an ICAC-themed crime thriller was not one but three horrendous Storm <風暴> movies directed by David Lam. Even Wong Jing’s star-studded I Corrupt All Cops <金錢帝國> (2009) and David Lam’s First Shot <廉政第一擊> (1993) could only muster a mildly entertaining piece of work. Which is why Integrity <廉政風雲 煙幕> sounds as if we finally get the ICAC movie that we truly deserved, given the calibre of its all-star cast led by Lau Ching-Wan and Nick Cheung. And most of all, it was spearheaded by acclaimed writer and director Alan Mak, best known for his works in Infernal Affairs <無間道> and Overheard <竊聽風雲> trilogies.
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