Jia Zhangke, A Touch of Sin, 2013 (still); image: courtesy Alamy
Film

A Touch of Sin

Part of Modern Cinema: Jia Zhangke

Phyllis Wattis Theater

$10 Members

$12 General

“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, ‘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.” (Kino Lorber)

Media Source: KinoLorber


Film Details

Year: 2013

Running time: 130min

Format: DCP

Director: Jia Zhangke


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