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A Touch of Sin - Review Notes

Four stories set in the money and status obsessed society that is modern day China. I was under the impression from the poster that this film was just about the red apple eating guy, sat on his motorbike. 368 more words

Film Reviews

A Touch of Sin

Director: Zhangke Jia

Talent: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Li Meng

Release Date: 16th May 2014

A China of peeling paint and crumbling villages is the backdrop to a multi threaded narrative following the down trodden in the modern People’s Republic as they each reach their inevitable breaking points. 141 more words


Remembering (and Mis-remembering) Tiananmen

Last weekend I saw Jia Zhangke’s film, A Touch of Sin, in which he continues to show us how life in China is shaped by the economic and social upheavals initiated in the 1980s. 1,084 more words

Cinema And Other Arts

Odds and Ends: A Touch of Sin

Zhao Tao with blade and topknot ponytail.

I recently revisited my favorite film of 2013, Jia Zhang-Ke’s A Touch of Sin, thanks to Kino/Lorber’s stellar new Blu-ray, an occasion that caused me to realize how much my… 737 more words

Film Reviews

A Touch of Sin

A critical smash with an impressive 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, A Touch of Sin is a Chinese portmanteau film about four individuals connected by their imminent acts of violence. 216 more words


A Touch of Sin- Review

The Chinese film, ‘A Touch of Sin’ from director Jia Zhangke, has been universally lauded by critics around the globe since its successful showing at Cannes last year. 274 more words