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Themes of violence and betrayal
on July 15, 2017
For modern-era gangster films, The Departed is hard to top. With its themes of violence and betrayal, it's a great film with fine acting by Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, and Matt Damon. Set in Boston, The Departed is based loosely on the story of infamous mob boss Whitey Bulger, with Jack Nicholson playing the character of Francis "Frank" Costello, a fictional version of Bulger.