With all the rave over the new movie, The Departed, Infernal Affairs is the film which it is adapted from. Infernal Affairs is in many ways better than The Departed. There is a lot more depth in the characters and story development than The Departed. You really feel for the characters in Infernal Affairs, whereas in The Departed things seem like they were just glossed over.
My biggest gripe about The Departed is that Scorsese did not even get the Chinese mobsters right! These guys barely even spoke Cantonese right. Plus, if they were dealing with the Chinese government, I think they should speak Mandarin!
I bet if you have or get the chance to watch Infernal Affairs, you will definitely see how Scorsese fell REAL short in The Departed.
Definitely WATCH this movie! Owning it is a MUST!