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A Touch of Sin (2013)
"Tian zhu ding" (original title)

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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

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Li Meng ...
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Zhou San
Jia-yi Zhang
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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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Zhangke Jia:  in the third story as a patron of the brothel. He is shown walking down a hallway from behind talking on his cell phone and smoking a cigar. At the end of the shot he turns to survey the line of girls in the hallway. See more »

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a brutal approach from Jia yet pertaining that meditative & reflective tone
25 February 2014 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

after finally watching A Touch Of Sin this evening at ACMI with some friends, it's left me stuck in 2 worlds - missing Jia Zhang-Ke's meditative & lyrical work of the past & liking the new approach to these social wrongs in a more brutal / violent / cynical manner...

first thoughts were quite similar to when i watched another master film maker Kim Ki-Duk's "Pieta" which after further digestion, thought & reading became my fave film of 2013 - both films show violence in a heavy way but still portray it in a meditative & profound manner, using symbolic moments to remind the audience about these issues...

in hindsight i really like this film and where Jia is going with his approach... considering this is a narrative driven film over his powerful and thought provoking documentaries, all the killings were based on real events the director read in blogs... the film is a vessel to show these separate events as one about alienation, the varying classes in china & corruption / political flaws...

here's a good article from Slant which covers a lot of how i feel towards the films - 8/10

http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/a-touch-of-sin


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