Black Coal, Thin Ice

Black Coal, Thin Ice

Black Coal, Thin Ice

Mandarin-language noir set in industrial northern China following an ex-cop and his old partner whose careers disintegrated with the failed attempt to capture a serial killer. Five years later, a string of very similar murders crop up, prompting the pair to continue the investigation on their own accord. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival.

Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival
2014Rating: M, Violence, offensive language and sex scenes106 minsChina, Hong KongMandarin with English subtitles
DramaMysteryThrillerWorld Cinema
Director:
Diao Yinan ('Night Train', 'Uniform')
Cast:
Liao FanGwei Lun-MeiWand Xuebing

Black Coal, Thin Ice / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Bleak but powerful Chinese film noir.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Eschews contemporary embellishment, instead using a lens of social realism to tell this tale of high-heeled intrigue.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A fascinating exercise in style that will entrance the critics and leave audiences scratching their heads.

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