Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Infernal Affairs

Posted By on Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 2:24 PM

The Departed
Little surprise that this morning's Academy Award nominations included The Departed, Martin Scorsese's violent crime thriller about the Irish mafia. The movie picked up five noms, including one for Best Picture. This week, the Cleveland Cinematheque is showing Infernal Affairs, the 2002 Hong Kong movie that inspired The Departed (in fact, Scorsese's pic was originally called Infernal Affairs). The plot's pretty much the same: An undercover cop infiltrates the mob, while a gangster works his way into the police department. It's almost as great as The Departed, but without the butt-numbing two-and-a-half-hour running time (it clocks in at an economical 101 minutes). Infernal Affairs screens at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. --Michael Gallucci

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar