Film: Yi’nan Diao’s Black Coal, Thin Ice

From the visionary mind of Yi’nan Diao (Night Train), comes a world-cinema treasure with plenty more than just a sharp edge. With powerful performances from protagonists Fan Liao (Chinese Zodiac, Assembly) and Lun Mei Gwei (Secret, Girlfriend Boyfriend), BLACK COAL, THIN ICE will leave you with chills.


Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film and Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and nominated at the Glasgow Film Festival 2015, this compelling detective story pays homage to the best in neo-noir filmmaking.

Zhang Zili wasn’t always a badly paid security guard. He was once one of the best detectives on the police force. That is until injuries sustained during an investigation into a gruesome and unsolved murder case forced him into early retirement. That was five years ago and the killings have started again. Determined to track down the killer, Zhang is drawn towards a mysterious woman seemingly connected to each victim. But he soon discovers nothing is what it appears to be. Will he be able to solve the case?  Discover the truth in this ground-breaking and unforgettable crime thriller.

Plunge into the icy waters of this gripping Chinese crime thriller as BLACK COAL, THIN ICE debuts on DVD from 6th July. 

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