films seen
17
average score
3.02*
nationality
Hong Kong - 55 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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One of the prominent figures of Hong Kong crime cinema, though often overlooked by the international press. Mak doesn't have the clearest personal signature, but if you're looking for solid crime filler his oeuvre has plenty of modest gems.

The good stuff

Infernal Affairs 3: End Inferno poster

Infernal Affairs 3: End Inferno

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also know as
Mou Gaan Dou III: Jung Gik Mou Gaan
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2003] - 118 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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4.0

Solid pieces

Extraordinary Mission poster

Extraordinary Mission

by Alan Mak, Anthony Pun
Also know as
Fei Fan Ren Wu
Specifics
China [2017] - 117 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.5
The Silent War poster

The Silent War

by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Also know as
Ting Feng Zhe
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2012] - 120 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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3.5
The Lost Bladesman poster

The Lost Bladesman

by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Also know as
Guan Yun Chang
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2011] - 109 mins
Genre
Action, History
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3.5
Overheard 2 poster

Overheard 2

by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Also know as
Sit Yan Fung Wan 2
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2011] - 121 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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3.5
Overheard poster

Overheard

by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Also know as
Sit Ting Fung Wan
Specifics
Hong Kong, Singapore [2009] - 100 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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3.5
Initial D poster

Initial D

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak, Ralph Rieckermann
Also know as
Tau Man Ji D
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2005] - 107 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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3.5
Infernal Affairs II poster

Infernal Affairs II

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also know as
Mou Gaan Dou II
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2003] - 119 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.5
A War Named Desire poster

A War Named Desire

by Alan Mak
Also know as
Oi Yue Shing
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 89 mins
Genre
Action, Romance, Thriller
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3.5

The inoffensive

Integrity poster

Integrity

by Alan Mak
Also know as
Lian Zheng Feng Yun
Specifics
Hong Kong [2019] - 114 mins
Genre
Crime, Mystery
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3.0

A pretty decent but slightly dusty crime investigation flick that hinges on a more than solid cast. Ching Wan Lau, Nick Cheung and Karena Lam do a great job. The plot is amusing enough, there are a few proper twists and even though the ending could've been a tad slicker the film doesn't outstay its welcome. Integrity is nothing grand, just good, solid filler.

Confession of Pain poster

Confession of Pain

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also know as
Seung Sing
Specifics
Hong Kong [2006] - 110 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.0
1:99 Shorts poster

1:99 Shorts

by Fruit Chan, Teddy Chan, Stephen Chow, Wai-Keung Lau, Joe Ma, Alan Mak, Johnnie To, Brian Tse, Hark Tsui, Ka-Fai Wai, Mabel Cheung, Alex Law, Dante Lam, Adam Wong, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Gordon Chan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 70 mins
Genre
Animation, Comedy, Drama
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3.0

Commissioned anthology that was made to lift the spirit of Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic. The who's who of Hong Kong cinema participated, but the result is a little uneven. Not too surprising considering the exterior motives behind this anthology, and there are a couple of worthwhile entries, but overall it's probably best to lower your expectations when watching this.

Infernal Affairs poster

Infernal Affairs

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also know as
Mou Gaan Dou
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 101 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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3.0

Dubious filler

Moonlight in Tokyo poster

Moonlight in Tokyo

by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Also know as
Ching Yi Ngor Sum Gi
Specifics
Hong Kong [2005] - 95 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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2.0
Final Romance poster

Final Romance

by Alan Mak
Also know as
Yuen Mong Shu
Specifics
Hong Kong, Japan [2001] - 97 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance, Comedy
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2.0
Nude Fear poster

Nude Fear

by Alan Mak
Also know as
Zhui Xiong 20 Nian
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 88 mins
Genre
Thriller
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2.0

Very early Alan Mak film. I never realized he started off doing Cat III work, though I'm not all that surprised either. It's a pretty common route for directors of his time. Like most of these films, the quality really isn't there yet, though splashes of Mak's talent can be seen. At least it's short and quite gruesome, but nothing more.

Plain forgettable

Lady Cop & Papa Crook poster

Lady Cop & Papa Crook

by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Also know as
Daai Sau Cha Ji Neui
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2008] - 92 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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