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Director:
Writer:
Zhangke Jia (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 November 2013 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great directing, but plot intentions fails with the 4 short story structure See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Wu Jiang ... Dahai

Baoqiang Wang ... Zhou San

Tao Zhao ... Xiao Yu
Lanshan Luo ... Xiao Hui
Jia-yi Zhang
Li Meng (as Vivien Li)
Lu Liu
Dong Han
Hongwei Wang
Qiang Wang
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Zhangke Jia ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Zhangke Jia 
 
Writing credits
Zhangke Jia (screenplay)

Produced by
Xiaojiang Gao .... co-producer
Shôzô Ichiyama .... producer (as Shozo Ichiyama)
Bin Jia .... associate producer
Zhangke Jia .... executive producer
Kazumi Kawashiro .... associate producer
Eva Lam .... co-producer
Shiyu Liu .... associate producer
Masayuki Mori .... executive producer
Jianping Qian .... co-producer
Zhong-lun Ren .... executive producer
Yuji Sadai .... associate producer
Dong Zhang .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Giong Lim 
 
Cinematography by
Nelson Yu Lik-wai  (as Yu Likwai)
 
Film Editing by
Matthieu Laclau 
Xudong Lin 
 
Art Direction by
Weixin Liu 
 
Sound Department
Yang Zhang .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Jarvis .... Digital Paint Dept. Supervisor: BaseFX
Fan Zhang .... compositor
 
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Jason Gray .... script translator: english (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Tian zhu ding" - China (original title)
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133 min
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Cameo: [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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7 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Great directing, but plot intentions fails with the 4 short story structure, 11 December 2013
Author: thefadingcam from Portugal

A Touch of Sin by Chinese director Jia Zhang-Ke tells 4 independent stories that culminate in some act of violence in modern China. It feels that the movie's intention is to portrait the reality of a generation that feels confused and out of place on a new reality that clashes modern capitalism with former communism. We understand that, however its hard to accept this is successfully achieved on the movie. Those elements are introduced yes, but... they feel like an excuse for what will predictably come next. The movie is greatly directed: that is its main strength and its worth watching for that, but the structure of 4 independent stories doesn't allow an emotional connection with the viewer, and the violence ends up being predictable and sometimes silly. This would have worked well as 4 separated short movies independently. That would have been powerful. Unfortunately, the theme that connects them is not sufficient to justify the movie as a whole, which is odd since this was the winner for best screenplay on Cannes. This asked for more depth and a more cohesive plot. At the end, the social meaning isn't but a cloud hanging over 4 good short stories that are technically wonderful but fail to go beyond its intentions of being a relevant portrait of China's modern society. Visit thefadingcam blog on blogspot for this and other reviews! Also like us on facebook to follow all our reviews!

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