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)

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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

Diao Yinan 刁亦男


Audio Tracks: 

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround

Picture Format:



English, Traditional Chinese

Running Time: 
110 minutes

Edko Films Ltd. (HK)

Release Date:
15 Aug 2014

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.

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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