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A Touch of Sin (2013)

Tian zhu ding (original title)
Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Dahai
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Zhou San
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Xiao Yu
Lanshan Luo ...
Xiao Hui
Jia-yi Zhang ...
Zhang Youliang
Li Meng ...
(as Vivien Li)
Lu Liu ...
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Dong Han ...
(Guest appearance)
Hongwei Wang ...
(Guest appearance)
Qiang Wang ...
(Guest appearance)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jiangcai Bai
Ke Chen
Weifen Chen
Yang Chen
Yulin Deng
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

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$1,514 (USA) (8 November 2013)

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$91,714 (USA) (22 November 2013)
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Features Green Snake (1993) See more »

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Puzzling
5 February 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Do not focus on the rate. The film is worth watching even if it could have been much better and some of the details in the scenario are clearly a fail beginning with the lack of coherence of the characters. In clear, it's hard to follow them and to understand them. A Touch of Sin turns out to be a hell of a lot of sins, of violence, of crimes and of desperation. During the film I hesitated between skepticism, bewilders or admiration for this rough and tough portrait of China through different stories that are not necessarily linked together. A touch of sin is about four characters in four different regions in China who are going through hard times, because of globalization, corruption or a closed system. All these things will lead them to crime, suicide and the metaphor of the collapse of the system. It is always better to make a critic out of a movie you have fancied but not all of it is to throw away, and I would recommend to watch that movie for its originality and the ambitious scenario of the director. In short it was a great project and maybe some mistakes could have been avoided, but in the end it's indeed an interesting director to follow in the upcoming years.


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