Chapter 7. Infernal affairs and the ethics of complex narrative
Cameron, Allen and Cubitt, Sean (2009) Chapter 7. Infernal affairs and the ethics of complex narrative In, Buckland, Warren (eds.) Puzzle Films: Complex Narratives in Contemporary World Cinema. London, GB, Wiley-Blackwell pp. 151-166. (doi:10.1002/9781444305708.ch7).
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Typically, we hope for a film to become an agent, an Other with which we dialogue; but here the internal dedifferentiation of the characters spurs a second, external dedifferentiation. That 'Infernal Affairs' meets with such recognition as a popular success is due to a different order of truth: one that depicts epic, heroic, ethical failure as a characteristic quality of our times. That in passing it thus unveils the simplistic and truly ahistorical ethical principles of simple narrative is only a bonus.
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|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1002/9781444305708.ch7|
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