A Touch of Sin

Directed by Jia Zhangke

Year: 2013
Running Time: 125
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: China
Language: Mandarin w/English subtitles [audio]
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A Touch of Sin

Xiao Yu Zhao Tao
Dahai Jiang Wu
Zhao San Wang Baogiang
Xiao Hui Luo Lanshan

Directed by Jia Zhangke
Produced by Shozo Ichiyama

A "brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China" (Jon Frosch, The Atlantic), A TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination.

Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), "one of the best and most important directors in the world" (Richard Brody, The New Yorker), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends.

An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist, who dates a married man and works at a local sauna, is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. And a young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.


"A bitter, brutal, often brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China." -- Jon Frosch, The Atlantic

"This was one film that I gladly wished was longer. It's the best omnibus in quite some time." -- Kent Turner, FilmForward.com

"The horizon-stretching scenery, shimmeringly captured by cinematographer Yu Lik-Wai, will make you draw breath, in awe but also fear." -- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

"A tragedy with elements of pulpy action and black comedy..." - Dennis Lim, LA Times

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