"Although remade by Martin Scorsese, Infernal Affairs still awaits recognition as one of the masterworks of international genre filmmaking. Gina Marchetti's hugely insightful book calls much-deserved attention to this deceptively complex trilogy, but explicates the multiple levels on which it operates, in particular showing the myriad and subtle ways it draws on the particularities of Hong Kong history and society while at the same time participating in global film movements." David Desser, Professor and Director, Unit for Cinema Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Infernal Affairs has received journalistic, popular and corporate notice but little vigorous critical attention. In this book, Gina Marchetti explores the way this example of Hong Kong's cinematic eclecticism have crossed borders as a story, a commercial product and a work of art; and has had an undeniable impact on current Hong Kong cinema.