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A Touch Of Sin

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  • Thu 30 Mar
    10:30 A specially selected season of films curated around a theme.

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  • Thu 30 Mar
  • 133 minutes
  • Director: Zhangke Jia
  • Cast: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao
  • China/Japan/France (2013)
  • This film is subtitled


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), 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.