Black Coal, Thin Ice
Directed by Yi'nan Diao
In this moody, acclaimed thriller, a disgraced cop and his partner continue to investigate the high-profile murders that ended their careers. Because it seems the killer is at it again.
A disgraced cop and his partner continue to investigae the high-profile murders that ended their careers.
Cast: Fan Liao, Lun-Mei Kwei, Xuebing Wang
I really enjoy films which have an intersection of drama and absurdity. Think Fargo. I mean, there's horrific murders going on and the drunk cop's main mode of transportation is a moped. Great pace, and cinematography, too.
great chinese neo-noir. The ending sucks though and brought the overall film down a bit.
Kind of a Chinese film noire. A mysterious murder, a down on his luck detective, double-crosses, and a femme fatale. It all doesn't add up to much but some of the shots are really beautiful. Oh and ice-sakting...lots of ice-skating....
I kept hoping for it to make sense, be scary or something other than the waste of time it was.
An interesting movie. I enjoyed the gloomy atmosphere, with the snow and the lights. Unfortunately the story wasn't all that interesting to me, and the end was very bland. I liked it for it's artistic presentation.