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
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.
It was a bit slow but the acting was phenomenal and the plot was great too! I'd recommend it to anyone who likes slow paced yet dark crime investigation movies (kind of like "Creepy", featured here on Shudder in the A-Plus collection). It's got some disturbing scenes but it focuses more on the emotions, motivations, and victims, rather than the killings themselves.