in about 100 words or less
US 151m, Colour
Director: Martin Scorsese; Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin
A thrilling crime drama and remake of Internal Affairs (2002), The Departed is set in the City Boston and follows the infiltration of an undercover cop into the Irish Mob, who, in turn has a mole in the police force. Much of the film is a cat and mouse game between the two “rats” who attempt to discover each other’s identity. A critically acclaimed and box office success, The Departed is a graphically violent film, full of suspense, double crosses and nods to classic gangster films (Klaus Ming April 2014).