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The Departed (2006)
USA / English
"Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it? "
Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.
Leonardo DiCaprio William 'Billy' Costigan Jr.
Matt Damon SSgt. Colin Sullivan
Jack Nicholson Francis 'Frank' Costello
Mark Wahlberg SSgt. Sean Dignam
Martin Sheen Capt. Oliver Queenan
Ray Winstone Mr. French
Vera Farmiga Madolyn Madden
Anthony Anderson Brown
Alec Baldwin Capt. George Ellerby
Kevin Corrigan Cousin Sean
James Badge Dale Barrigan
David O'Hara Fitzy (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Mark Rolston Timothy Delahunt
Robert Wahlberg Agent Frank Lazio - FBI
Kristen Dalton Gwen
Director: Martin Scorsese
Producer: Brad Grey,Graham King,Gianni Nunnari,Brad Pitt
Writer: William Monahan,Siu Fai Mak
Martin Scorsese Hits the Streets Again!
Please don't make negative comments like some of the aforementioned people have been doing if you haven't seen the film yet! I have seen it, at a press screening last week. Not only is it the best film of the year so far, it marks a return to form for Martin Scorsese, and ranks with the likes of GOODFELLAS as being one of the best in his canon of films.

I'm a fan of the Hong Kong film, INFERNAL AFFAIRS, upon which this is based. While THE DEPARTED keeps the basic structure of the original, it is very much its own movie, so much so that the screenwriter, William Monahan, didn't even watch the original film while adapting its screenplay, thus enabling him to infuse the script with his, and Scorsese's, respective visions.

All the actors are first-rate (yes, even Leo, for all you DiCaprio bashers out there), and turn in some of their best performances to date. THE DEPARTED is sure to garner a host of Oscar nods, if not wins, including (hopefully) Scorsese's long-overdue statuette for Best Director. Plus, with actors like Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin playing supporting roles, that says a lot about the quality of the film they signed up for! THE DEPARTED is tough stuff, not for the faint-of-heart. That said, it is a must-see for adult viewers who long for intelligent, gritty stories to grace our movie screens once again.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:2
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 8.6
Musician: Howard Shore
Running time: 151 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3