A kind of neorealist noir, BLACK SNOW is not evidently especially characteristic of 4th Generation figurehead Xie Fei's work in general, and certainly hardly feels characteristic of Chinese cinema of its time. It is frankly shocking to me that BLACK SNOW exists. It focuses in no small part on criminality, general low-level amorality, and could be said to reckon w/ those whom the monolithic State has failed.
when he was asking his friend who took lend money , that guy explained what he made with money with an absurd expression , plus some kierkegaardish quotes . That was a good scene... because it emphasizes no matter what yo do in life has a bad results .Every behavior doesnt meant that it was an exit point.every behavior cause new troubles together .
Highly Recommended. a successful, realistic demonstration of the emptiness brought about by the changes of time.
Isolated from the progressing nation, past memories remain shackles of a substantial living; prison times become a barrier to gaining psychological enrichment. The ending hinted no fate, it is merely a perplexed illusion comprising the epochal transition.