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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