History Film / TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy

25th Jun '17 7:11:31 AM Rik-B
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** In the prequel, Hau is introduced as a thoughtful, melancholic and educated man. But then, [[spoiler: he kills a lot of people.]]



* BatmanGambit: A lot of them throughout the films, one example being towards the end of the first film, where [[spoiler: Yan and Lau plot Sam's demise. They make him think Keung was the mole. Since Keung knew where the hiding place for his drugs was, he is in great haste to get there and remove the drugs, taking Yan with him. With this, Yan can report the way to the hiding place to Lau, so the police can go after him and surround him. He is then shot by Lau.]]



* BigBad: The first film has Hon Sam, the Triad boss ordering the infiltration.

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* BigBad: The first film has Hon Sam, the Triad boss ordering the infiltration. In the prequel, Hau Wing Ngai is the big bad even for Hon Sam himself.



* FaceHeelTurn: A lot of them by several characters throughout the trilogy. The most notable is in the first film: [[spoiler: After Wong's death, Lau decides that he doesn't want to serve Sam any longer. He confederates with Yan to stalemate Sam and kill him, hoping he will be able to leave his past as a gangster mole behind and fully become a cop.]]



* GreyAndGrayMorality: The main theme of the second film. On one hand you have a cop [[spoiler: masterminding a mob boss' murder]] and on the other you have the son of the mob boss attempting to go legit.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The main theme of the second film.whole series, but especially evident in the prequel. On one hand you have a cop [[spoiler: masterminding a mob boss' murder]] and on the other you have the son of the mob boss attempting to go legit.



* HereWeGoAgain: the third film ends with a flashback to the period of the first film that finishes with Yan and Ming unknowingly meeting each other in a hi-fi store - the scene that began the main action of the first film after an establishing pre-credit sequence.

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* HereWeGoAgain: the The third film ends with a flashback to the period of the first film that finishes with Yan and Ming unknowingly meeting each other in a hi-fi store - the scene that began the main action of the first film after an establishing pre-credit sequence.



** Sam in several instances, most notably him realizing that [[spoiler: Lau is no longer on his side and has him cornered, just before he gets shot by him.]]



* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler: Lau doesn't want to be a gangster anymore, but the crimes of his past are not forgiven. Even as he manages to kill Sam in hope to erase all evidence that he worked for the triad, Yan finds the cassette that clearly proves that Lau has worked for Sam. That leads to Yan trying to arrest Lau, which in turn leads to Yan being killed by Inspector B. Yan's death then is the reason for the things happening in the third film, leading to Lau being defeated by Yeung and Cheng.]]



%%* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: [[spoiler: Most of the third film.]]

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%%* * ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: [[spoiler: Most of the third film.]]


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* VillainProtagonist: Lau Kin Ming for the whole series.
31st Mar '17 4:40:58 PM Az_Tech341
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Elements of all three films were streamlined into the [[ForeignRemake remake]] as ''Film/TheDeparted'', which transferred the action to Boston and made the Triad equivalents [[TheIrishMob Irish-American gangsters]] (with a bit of Irish Mob mythology about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitey_Bulger Whitey Bulger]] tossed in), and won the 2006 Best Picture Oscar. In Japan, an episode aired in [=TBS=] in 2012 as a remake under the title ''Double Face - Sennyuu Sosa Hen''. It was adapted in South Korea as ''Film/{{City of Damnation}}'' and in India as ''Film/{{Homam}}'' in the Telugu language.

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Elements of all three films were streamlined into the [[ForeignRemake remake]] as ''Film/TheDeparted'', which transferred the action to Boston and made the Triad equivalents [[TheIrishMob Irish-American gangsters]] (with a bit of Irish Mob mythology about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitey_Bulger Whitey Bulger]] tossed in), and won the 2006 Best Picture Oscar. In Japan, an episode aired in [=TBS=] in 2012 as a remake under the title ''Double Face - Sennyuu Sosa Hen''. It was adapted in South Korea as ''Film/{{City ''City of Damnation}}'' Damnation'' and in India as ''Film/{{Homam}}'' ''Homam'' in the Telugu language.




Oh, and the title and the epigrams at the beginnings and ends of the films suggest that HongKong is Buddhist {{Hell}} and all the characters' lives suck because they're being punished for the sins of their past lives. Or they metaphorically evoke the hells that Yan and Lau are living in as a result of their undercover rules.
29th Mar '17 8:43:27 PM Ominae
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Elements of all three films were streamlined into the [[ForeignRemake remake]] as ''Film/TheDeparted'', which transferred the action to Boston and made the Triad equivalents [[TheIrishMob Irish-American gangsters]] (with a bit of Irish Mob mythology about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitey_Bulger Whitey Bulger]] tossed in), and won the 2006 Best Picture Oscar. In Japan, an episode aired in [=TBS=] in 2012 as a remake under the title ''Double Face - Sennyuu Sosa Hen''. It was adapted in South Korea as ''Film/CityofDamnation'' and in India as ''Film/Homam'' in the Telugu language.

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Elements of all three films were streamlined into the [[ForeignRemake remake]] as ''Film/TheDeparted'', which transferred the action to Boston and made the Triad equivalents [[TheIrishMob Irish-American gangsters]] (with a bit of Irish Mob mythology about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitey_Bulger Whitey Bulger]] tossed in), and won the 2006 Best Picture Oscar. In Japan, an episode aired in [=TBS=] in 2012 as a remake under the title ''Double Face - Sennyuu Sosa Hen''. It was adapted in South Korea as ''Film/CityofDamnation'' ''Film/{{City of Damnation}}'' and in India as ''Film/Homam'' ''Film/{{Homam}}'' in the Telugu language.
29th Mar '17 8:41:52 PM Ominae
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Elements of all three films were streamlined into the [[ForeignRemake remake]] as ''Film/TheDeparted'', which transferred the action to Boston and made the Triad equivalents [[TheIrishMob Irish-American gangsters]] (with a bit of Irish Mob mythology about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitey_Bulger Whitey Bulger]] tossed in), and won the 2006 Best Picture Oscar. In Japan, an episode aired in [=TBS=] in 2012 as a remake under the title ''Double Face - Sennyuu Sosa Hen''.

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Elements of all three films were streamlined into the [[ForeignRemake remake]] as ''Film/TheDeparted'', which transferred the action to Boston and made the Triad equivalents [[TheIrishMob Irish-American gangsters]] (with a bit of Irish Mob mythology about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitey_Bulger Whitey Bulger]] tossed in), and won the 2006 Best Picture Oscar. In Japan, an episode aired in [=TBS=] in 2012 as a remake under the title ''Double Face - Sennyuu Sosa Hen''.
Hen''. It was adapted in South Korea as ''Film/CityofDamnation'' and in India as ''Film/Homam'' in the Telugu language.
29th Mar '17 8:40:09 PM Ominae
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There's a TV series sequel with the same name, which takes place years after the end of the third movie.
7th Mar '17 8:44:46 AM Mdumas43073
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31st Jan '17 7:40:40 AM LondonKdS
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%%* HiredToHuntYourself: Both Yan and Ming in the first film.

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%%* * HiredToHuntYourself: Both In the first film, both Yan and Ming in are ordered by their apparent boss to find the first film.mole in their team, while actually being that person.



%%* OutWithABang: The capo "Gandhi" in the second film.

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%%* * OutWithABang: The In the second film the capo "Gandhi" in the second film.is suffocated with a plastic bag by a female assassin while having sex with her.
18th Dec '16 10:54:40 PM semper_infidelis
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* [[SwitchToEnglish Switch To Mandarin]]: Asked by Shen during his meeting with [[spoiler Yan and Yeung]] when they speak in Cantonese. [[RealityEnsues Reality ensues]] as Mandarin is the official language of mainland China and Shen comes from there.

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* [[SwitchToEnglish Switch To Mandarin]]: Asked by Shen during his meeting with [[spoiler [[spoiler: Yan and Yeung]] when they speak in Cantonese. [[RealityEnsues Reality ensues]] as Mandarin is the official language of mainland China and Shen comes from there.
18th Dec '16 10:54:14 PM semper_infidelis
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* [[SwitchToEnglish/ Switch To Mandarin]]: Asked by Shen during his meeting with [[spoiler Yan and Yeung]] when they speak in Cantonese. [[RealityEnsues/ Reality ensues]] as Mandarin is the official language of mainland China and Shen comes from there.

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* [[SwitchToEnglish/ [[SwitchToEnglish Switch To Mandarin]]: Asked by Shen during his meeting with [[spoiler Yan and Yeung]] when they speak in Cantonese. [[RealityEnsues/ [[RealityEnsues Reality ensues]] as Mandarin is the official language of mainland China and Shen comes from there.
18th Dec '16 10:53:15 PM semper_infidelis
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* [[SwitchToEnglish/ Switch To Mandarin]]: Asked by Shen during his meeting with [[spoiler Yan and Yeung]] when they speak in Cantonese. [[RealityEnsues/ Reality ensues]] as Mandarin is the official language of mainland China and Shen comes from there.
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