The Departed – 2006 – English
Film directed in 2006 by Martin Scorsese, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Kevin Corrigan, James Badge Dale, David O’Hara, Anthony Anderson, Mark Rolston, Conor Donovan, Francesca Scorsese…
Synopsis: The Massachusetts Police Department takes on the largest organized crime gang in the city of Boston. The strategy is to finish from the inside with Frank Costello, the powerful boss of the Irish mafia (Jack Nicholson). The one in charge of infiltrating the gang is a young rookie, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio). As Billy tries to gain Costello’s trust, another young cop, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), quickly rises through the ranks and takes a position in the Special Investigations unit, an elite group whose mission is also to take down Costello. What no one knows is that Colin is a mole infiltrated into the police by Costello himself.
Review: And when its more than two and a half hours are over, the perception is none other than that of having witnessed a short, brutal fragment of life caught in its most throbbing exaltation… no higher praise can be made to a smooth, brutal, unbeatable film.