this has always been bothering me. How can The Departed win an Oscar, hailed as a great movie, when it is a remake of the chinese made The Departed? It is an exact remake of the Internal Affairs(although it says Based on....) And Internal Affairs was even more detailed then The Departed. And the Matt Damon character in Internal Affairs lives and he outdid everybody.
So my question is this? Does the OScar win for The Departed deserve an asterix?