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Quick Take: A Touch of Sin (2013)

Winning the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival obviously doesn’t get you much cachet here in America, since it only opened in very limited release, received a low amount of media promotion, and made less than $100,000 at the box office. 124 more words


A Touch of Sin (2013)

dir. Zhang-ke Jia


Jia Zhang-ke’s latest film, A Touch of Sin, constitutes a new approach to his career-long documentation of China’s rapid development into the leading force of global capitalism. 365 more words

Still Life (Jia, 2006)

Very slight SPOILERS here.

After being impressed with A Touch of Sin I decided to work back into Zhangke Jia’s catalog. I’ve only otherwise seen  481 more words

Blu-ray Review: A Touch of Sin

Starring: Wu Jiang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo
Director: Zhangke Jia
Rating: 8/10

China is a big country, and it takes a big film to give you anything like a sense of the state of that nation. 562 more words



Director of Photography: Nelson Yu Lik-wai

Director: Zhangke Jia

Perfect Shots

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 - Movie Review

A Touch of Sin – Review by Frank L.

Director: Zhangke Jia
Writer: Zhangke Jia (screenplay)
Stars: Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Li Meng

Jia Zhangke has created a film which has some beautiful images, which often occur immediately before an act of scarifying physical violence. 341 more words