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Asian Film That Was Remade into
'The Departed' to Screen May 3-6

RELEASED: April 27, 2007

Infernal Affairs posterEAU CLAIRE — "Infernal Affairs" (Hong Kong 2002) — a tightly wound thriller remade by Martin Scorsese in 2006 as the Oscar-winning film "The Departed" — will screen May 3-6 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Headlined by Asian superstars Andy Lau and Tony Leung, the film will be presented at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

"Infernal Affairs" centers on two Hong Kong police officers — one an undercover cop in the ruthless Triad gang and the other a Triad gang mole on the force — who find their destinies intertwined.

"A lot of the action in 'Infernal Affairs' has to do with cell phone strategy, brought to a level of complexity that would impress a logician," wrote film critic Roger Ebert. "But this plot, clever and complex, is not the reason to see the movie. What makes it special is the inner turmoil caused by living a lie. If everyone you know and everything you do for 10 years indicates you are one kind of person, and you know you are another, how do you live with that? The movie pays off in a kind of emotional complexity rarely seen in crime movies."

Subtitled in English, the 101-minute film is rated R.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby, and will be sold at the door.

The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.

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