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Black Coal, Thin Ice

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An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

  • DirectorDiao Yinan
  • Runtime: 1 hr 49 min
  • StudioChunqiu Time Co.
  • QualityHD

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Black Coal, Thin Ice review: A chilling Chinese spin on hardboiled noir tropes - Irish Times


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Black Coal, Thin Ice review: A chilling Chinese spin on hardboiled noir tropes
Irish Times
A contemporary detective story with shades of Hammett and Chandler, Black Coal, Thin Ice twists and turns as it goes: even the jolting electronic music over the end credits springs another surprise. The film opens in industrial northern China, where ...

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Black Coal, Thin Ice review – diverting, downbeat noir - The Guardian


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Black Coal, Thin Ice review – diverting, downbeat noir
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The Golden Bear at last year's Berlin film festival was awarded to this movie from Chinese writer-director Diao Yi'nan. It is a diverting and downbeat noir, which at one point seems to pay homage to Carol Reed's The Third Man. It never quite catches ...
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DVD Review: 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' - CineVue


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DVD Review: 'Black Coal, Thin Ice'
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Diao Yinan's noir tale Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014) bagged him the Golden Bear award at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. For his portrayal of a boorish, obsessive cop haunted by an old case, who spends his days in a freezing cold northern ...

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Black Coal, Thin Ice review – a chilly, neo-noir thriller - The Guardian (blog)


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Black Coal, Thin Ice review – a chilly, neo-noir thriller
The Guardian (blog)
Chinese director Yi'nan Diao goes the opposite way in his chilly whodunit Black Coal, Thin Ice, the story of a disgraced small town detective who reunites with a former partner, when a new murder case appears oddly similar to the one that caused their ...

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Golden Bear-Winning 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' Opens In China - Hollywood Reporter


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Golden Bear-Winning 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' Opens In China
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... Black Coal, Thin Ice shows growth in his ability from a pacing standpoint. In terms of accessibility to a wider audience, it may be art house in the U.S. or in the U.K., but in China, why couldn't it be a mainstream movie? This speaks to his ...
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Berlin Review: 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' A Distinct But Confounding Noir Tale - Indie Wire


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Berlin Review: 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' A Distinct But Confounding Noir Tale
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One of the major narratives coming into the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, which ends this weekend, was the inclusion of three Chinese films in the main competition. And each of those films in turn seemed to represent an aspect of a national cinema that is ...
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