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Black Coal

Black Coal, Thin Ice

(Bai Ri Yan Huo)

de Diao Yi'nan



Black Coal

Réalisateur : Diao Yi'nan


Scénariste : Diao Yinan

Photo : Dong Jingson

Montage : Yang Hongyu

Son : Zhang Yang

Musique : Wen Zi

Interprètes : Liao Fan, Gwei Lun Mei, Wang Jingchun Yu Ailei, Wang Xuebing

Production : Omnijol Media Corporation Co., Ltd

Boneyard Entertainment China Co., Ltd

Distributeur :
Memento films Distribution
9 cité Paradis
75010 Paris
Tél : 01 53 34 90 20
Fax : 01 42 47 11 24

Année : 2014

DCP, Color, 106 mn, Madarin Chinese with French subtitles

Golden Bear for Best Picture at 64th Berlin International Film Festival,
Silver Bear for Best Actor at 64th Berlin International Film Festival

In 1999, a worker from a coal-mining quarry is murdered and his body is scattered all over Manchuria. Inspector Zhang carries out an investigation which must be stopped after he is injured while questioning the main suspects. Five years later two more crimes are committed in the area; both are linked with the previous victim’s wife. His investigation leads him to dangerously get close to the mysterious young woman. “I wanted to make a detective film which would portray contemporary China. My aim was not only to imagine a plot and find answers to it, but also to restitute as closely as possible what our new reality consists of… The narration highlights a man at war with himself and his path towards fulfillment and redemption.” DiaoYi’nan This thriller cleverly maintains suspense until the outcome of the plot, with an enigmatic firework in the background!


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