情节梗概： 从1999年中国北方小镇的一件离奇碎尸案说起。一次抓捕行动引发的一场血案让三名警察两死一伤。劫后余生的警察张自力（廖凡 饰）被停职，后来在工厂做了保安。五年后，另一起类似连环案件发生。在前同事的帮助下，张自立决定自己去解开这起案件疑团。他发现受害者和种种迹象都与在洗衣房工作的一名年轻女工--吴志贞（桂纶镁 饰）有莫大关系，并且，她是五年前凶案的死者的妻子。张自立装作是顾客，开始观察她。在于她周旋的过程中张自立逐渐爱上了吴志贞，也慢慢发现了五年前案件的残酷真相，命悬一线的他终于发现，事情的真相往往不是他想象中的黑白分明。
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo)
Directed by: Diao Yinan
Written by: Diao Yinan
Starring: Liao Fan, Kwai Lun-mei, Wang Xuebing, Yu Ailei, Ni Jingyang
Awards: Winner of the Golden Bear award at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival
Plot: Northern China, 1999. The grisly discovery of several corpses is made in a small town. A bloody incident during an attempt to capture the alleged murderer leaves two police officers dead and another badly injured. The surviving officer, Zhang Zili (Liao Fan), is suspended from duty and takes a job as a security guard at a factory. Five years later, another series of mysterious murders occurs. Aided by a former colleague, Zhang decides to investigate the matter under his own initiative. He discovers that all the victims were connected to Wu Zhizhen (Kwai Lun-mei), a young woman who works at a dry cleaner's. And, she happens to be the widow of the victim five years ago. Pretending to be a customer, Zhang begins to observe her before finding himself falling in love with the reticent Wu Zhizhen. One cold winter's day, he makes a horrific discovery. His life is now in danger and he realizes that it is not always possible to separate guilt from innocence.