Black Coal, Thin Ice | 2014

Directed by: Yi'nan Diao

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Main Plot

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.


  • Fan Liao plays the role of a former detective who becomes obsessed with solving a serial murder mystery.
  • Gwei Lun-Mei's character in "Black Coal, Thin Ice" plays a key role as a mysterious and crucial love interest.
  • Xuebing Wang is a detective who becomes entangled in a complex murder mystery while investigating a series of gruesome killings.


In the ending of "Black Coal, Thin Ice," directed by Yi'nan Diaoin, the detective Zhang Zili confronts the killer, Liang Zhijun, in an abandoned factory. A tense and violent struggle ensues, resulting in Liang's death. Zhang is injured but survives. Years later, Zhang, now a security guard, encounters Liang's ex-wife, Wu Zhizhen. They share a brief moment of connection before parting ways, hinting at a possibility for redemption and closure in their lives.

Yi'nan Diao