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A TOUCH OF SIN-Tian zhu ding (2013)

Winning the best screenplay at Cannes last year and despite being passed by the censors in China, this indictment of certain aspects of Chinese society has still not been given a release date by the authorities. 399 more words


A Touch of Sin (2013)

I had completely forgotten this was an anthology movie when I sat down and watched this, but it didn’t really hurt the movie, but it does suffer from the biggest problem with anthologies: it’s a horribly uneven.  92 more words

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Review: A Touch Of Sin

Jia Zhangke’s latest film, A Touch Of Sin, has caused something of a stir in his native China, where censors refused the film’s screening. It seems generally believed that this is not only because of the film’s violence (which is considerable at times, but far from boundary-breaking), but also thanks to the greater depiction of a nation that the film paints; that of a land of injustices, of exploitation and of unrecognised daily tragedies. 658 more words


A Touch of Sin (China/Japan 2013)

Jia Zhangke is one of the most important directors in China and within global cinema. He wrote and directed this film titled carefully to nod towards King Hu’s… 696 more words

Chinese Cinema

Tian zhu ding (A Touch of Sin, 2013)

NEW RELEASE FILM REVIEW || Seen at Odeon Panton Street, London, Monday 2 June 2014 || My Rating excellent

Jia Zhangke has proven himself over the last two decades to be one of China’s most intriguing directors, beginning with the microbudget, underground… 497 more words

Film Reviews

A Touch of Sin : A Film Review

Director Jia Zhangke-Ke. (China)  2hrs 10 mins.  Cert. 15.

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Unprecedented Access
It starts off with Village corruption and takes in Corporate destruction.
This is an unprecedented film giving insight and exposure to a view of contemporary China in a Le Haines type social immersive narrative. 1,395 more words