On the occasion of first Creative China Festival hosted by BCAF, “New Noir: Chinese Crime Films” presented six hard-hitting films directed by Chinese filmmakers who redefined the crime genre in China, including Black Coal, Thin Ice.

Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival, Yinan’s stylish, daring, neon-lit tour-de-force is a mystery epic which begins with the discovery of a severed hand amid the coal on a factory conveyor belt.

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.


  • Title: Black Coal, Thin Ice
  • Creator: Diao Yinan
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Location Created: China
  • Subject Keywords: Film, Crime

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