1. The genre of the film is a crime/drama/mystery/thriller.
2. The features determining genre is the setting which takes place in New York and the plot which involves mobs and violence.
3. This is connected to the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs because The Departed was a remake of this movie.
4. This was Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan and Scorsese appreciated the works of Hong Kong cinema and liked the script Monahan put together.
5. The creators have and intrest in New york especially with Irish-American main characters and also appreciate other filmworks.
6. Connects to other works by the Italian-American male protagonist and his concern in society. In most of his works, the setting takes place in New York.
7. Theme is that identity affects one's actions, emotions, etc.
8. The target audience is people who enjoy a good mystery movie especially one that is an intense story about the undercover work of the police as well as the mob.