A Detective's Affairs
Dir: Ling Wan Scr: Man Long (aka Chan Wan)
Co-Starring: Tang Bik-wan, Woo Fung,
Yung Yuk-yi, Chu Dan
1962 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 104min
Forty years before Infernal Affairs (2002) and Election (2005), Ling Wan directed this comedy about two detectives (Woo Fung and Tang Bik-wan) who infiltrate the triad to investigate a mob boss known as “Big Master”. Even after their covers are blown, Tang uses all the tricks up her sleeves to go into the fray once more and discovers the truth behind “The Big Master”. Despite the happy ending, Lau Hark-suen offered this note of caution to his audience and society: “Unless there are fundamental changes, there is no way to completely get rid of the triad. No matter how much resources the police exhaust, they are just growing larger and stronger!”
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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