The Departed is a 2006 American crime-thriller film remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The Departed is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. The film won four Academy Awards, including the Best Picture, and a long-awaited Best Director win for Scorsese. This film takes place in Boston, where notorious Irish Mob boss Francis Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants his protege Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as an informant within the Massachusetts State Police. Simultaneously, the police assign undercover cop Billy Costigan, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello's crew.