Watch at Home 10.18.2024

Green Night

Directed by Han Shuai
Film Movement
92 Minutes
Hong Kong
Korean, Mandarin
Drama, LGBTQIA2S+, Asian
Not Rated

In an effort to escape her troubled past, Jin Xia (Fan Bingbing), a Chinese woman, marries a Korean man named Lee Seung-hun in exchange for legal status in South Korea. One night, Xia encounters a green-haired girl (Lee Joo Young, "Broker") enveloped in an enigmatic aura and becomes involved in the dangerous world of drug dealing. Attracted to the girl for some inexplicable reason, Xia takes her home and the two end up killing Seung-hun in a not-so-accidental accident. The pair go on the run, but Xia returns to the crime scene to retrieve the drugs the green-haired girl left behind...

Director & Cast

  • Director: Han Shuai
  • Starring: Fan Bingbing
  • Starring: Lee Joo Young
  • Starring: Kim Yeong-ho

Where to Watch




  • "Shot in a tense but highly controlled style, “Green Night” has an unusual frankness about violence, freedom and personal choices that rises above the normal thriller cliché. It's an outstanding experience."
    Sarah Manvel, Critic's Notebook
  • "Fan's performance certainly ranks as one of the most rugged in her career...."
    Clarence Tsui, South China Morning Post
  • "There’s visual nourishment a film jointly shot by Beijing-based Belgian cinematographer Matthias Delvaux and Kim Hyun-seok, whose DoP credits include Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry. "
    Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
  • "An ideal entry point into Chinese cinema that’s modern and empathetic…an engaging, engrossing noir...."
    Eddie Harrison,
  • "Both Fan Bingbing and Lee Joo-young are great in their roles...."
    Olga Artemyeva, ScreenAnarchy
Panorama Audience Award
Berlin Int'l. Film Festival
Teddy Award
Berlin Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection
Busan Int'l. Film Festival