Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014) Golden Bear Winner Berlinale 2014

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Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)                                                     Golden Bear Winner Berlinale 2014

Director: Yi’nan Diao

Cast: Fan Liao,  Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang

China   Mandarin with subtitles  Drama

BLACK COAL, THIN ICE, is an inventive thriller: touches of creative brilliance and caustic humour combine in a police inquiry into murder linked to a mysterious femme fatale. Set in a snowbound industrial wasteland, severed body parts regularly appear on asphalt trucks heading off to furnish the country’s burgeoning building boom in a bleak Northern China.  A former policeman, Zhang Zili (Fan Liao, who won Best Actor at Berlinale 2014), turns vigilante in a bid to trace the perpetrator and make amends for previous misdemeanours in the force.

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