Black Coal, Thin Ice
Bai ri yan huo
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Mon, Apr 13, 2015 9:35 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Black Coal Thin Ice
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Tags:Crime
Mystery
Drama
Voice Category:The Edge
Release Year:2014
Runtime:106
Type:Narrative Feature
Awards:Golden Bear for Best Film – Berlin International Film Festival
Silver Bear for Best Actor – Berlin International Film Festival
Best Art Direction – Golden Horse Film Festival
Country:China
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
Website:http://www.thin-ice-murder.com/
Print Source:Fortissimo Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/122401256
Cast/Crew
Director:Diao Yinan
Producer:Vivian Qu
Wan Juan
Cinematographer:Dong Jinsong
Editor:Yang Hongyu
Principal Cast:Liao Fan
Gwei Lun Mei
Wang Xuebing
Wang Jingchun
Screenwriter:Diao Yinan
Filmography:Night Train
All Tomorrow's Parties
Description
Combining elements of a psychological character study and a dark film noir, Diao Yinan’s award winning movie that takes place in China's far north tracks a dysfunctional cop on the trail of a cold murder case. After an arrest goes horrifically and comedically wrong, detective Zhang becomes a directionless drunk. That is until he stumbles upon a case of murder and dismemberment similar to the one that ruined him. High on atmosphere, Black Coal, Thin Ice solves its mystery through ambiguity, as if to say there are no easy answers to China’s troubled times.