Black Coal, Thin Ice 白日焰火 (2014) (Region 3 DVD) (English Subtitled)

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Black Coal, Thin Ice 白日焰火 (2014) (Region 3 DVD) (English Subtitled)

Region Coding: Region 3 (Locked)

Starring:

Liao Fan 廖凡
Gwei Lun Mei 桂綸鎂
Wang Xuebing 王學兵
Wang Jingchun 王景春
Yu Ailei 余皚磊
Ni Jingyang 倪景陽

Director:
Diao Yinan 刁亦男

 

Audio Tracks: 

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround

Picture Format:
PAL

Language: 

Mandarin

Subtitles:
English, Traditional Chinese

Running Time: 
110 minutes

Distributor:
Edko Films Ltd. (HK)

Release Date:
15 Aug 2014

Synopsis:
Northern China, 1999. The grisly discovery of several corpses is made in a small town. A bloody incident during the attempt to capture the alleged murderer leaves two police officers dead and another badly injured. The surviving officer Zhang Zili is suspended from duty; he takes a job as a security guard at a factory. Five years later, another series of mysterious murders occurs. Aided by a former colleague, Zhang decides to investigate under his own initiative. He discovers that all the victims were connected to Wu Zhizhen, a young woman who works at a dry cleaners. Pretending to be a customer, Zhang begins to observe her and finds himself falling in love with the reticent Wu Zhizhen. One cold winter’s day he makes a horrific discovery. His life now in danger, he realises it is not always possible to separate guilt from innocence. Diao Yinan’s use of the characters of the ex-police officer and the femme fatale is a direct reference to classic detective films. This director’s third feature is a noirish thriller in drained colours which, whilst playfully alluding to the genre, also invites us into the lives of very ordinary people.

Awards:
Golden Bear for Best Film (Diao Yinan) of Berlin International Film Festival 2014
Silver Bear for Best Actor (Fan Liao) of Berlin International Film Festival 2014


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