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A Touch of Sin (2013)
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

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Wu Jiang ...
Dahai
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Zhou San
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Xiao Yu
Lanshan Luo ...
Xiao Hui
Jia-yi Zhang
Li Meng ...
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Lu Liu
Dong Han
Hongwei Wang
Qiang Wang
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

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11 December 2013 (France)  »

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A Touch of Sin  »

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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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Referenced in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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compelling themes and fantastic stories
3 August 2014 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

"It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates," wrote Hawthorne, yet darkness wins many battles in four murderous portraits from contemporary China that actually happened. A bold and elusive thief traveling along the margins of society, a gentle and lonely heart worn down by itinerant and mechanical work, a fervent revolutionary upset with corruption and greed, and a solitary soul who longs for a family and yet is surrounded by lust, all find themselves separated from society and the love and fulfillment they strive for. Each lashes out violently at their constraints. Filled with intriguing allusions, impressive depth, compelling themes and fantastic stories, I loved how this film seamlessly wound its way through modern China as well as the human heart. Winner of the best screenplay at Cannes.


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