05/27/2014 03:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Frozen' Is On Netflix, But It's Not What You Think

Buena Vista

Netflix is sometimes a land of disappointment. For instance, the "Frozen" available to stream on Netflix is not the Disney movie with an addictive soundtrack. Rather, it's a 1997 film about "a Chinese performance artist stages a series of ritual suicides, eventually planning to publicly freeze himself to protest a numbing existence."

"About 50 minutes in I realized this isn't the Disney one," a reviewer noted in the comments section for "Frozen."

"Seriously I get exited [sic] because I think that it is the Disney one ... it makes me sad," wrote another.

Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai, who bills himself as Wu Ming, "Frozen" is a powerful demonstration of what it means to couple performance art with death. The film is supposedly based on a true story and has 2.4 stars on Netflix. There are roughly zero singing snowmen in its 96-minute running time.