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
  • Starring Fan Liao Kuei Lun-Mei
  • Runtime 1 hr 49 min
  • StudioChunqiu Time Co.
  • QualityHD

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After the traumatic episode, as Zhang drives away from the hospital, Black Coal,Thin Ice director Yi'nan Diao cleverly establishes the passage of time via a seamless transition of the scene through a tunnel and the film jumps to 2004. The camera takes ...

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June 11, 2015

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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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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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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)

June 12, 2014

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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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