The year 2002 saw the release of the film Infernal Affairs, which had both Andrew Lau and Alan Mak serving as directors. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Andy Lau, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, and Eric Tsang were some of the actors who appeared in it. It didn’t take long for Martin Scorsese to learn of the film’s tremendous success in Hong Kong, where it was initially released. Because he was so taken with the narrative, he ultimately chose to direct an American adaptation of the film and gave it the title The Departed. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg were the actors who starred in The Departed. In 2006, it was first made available to the public, and it went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.