Directed by Diao Yinan (Night Train) and starring Fan Liao (Chinese Zodiac) and Lun Mei Gwei (Flying Swords of Dragon Gate), BLACK COAL, THIN ICE is a highly original and compelling detective story with a neo-noir edge. Critically acclaimed, it went on to win the Golden Bear for Best Film and Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
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 nothing is what it appears to be in this ground breaking and unforgettable crime thriller.