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Director:
Writer:
Zhangke Jia (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 November 2013 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A very unique type of movie 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
 
Other crew
Jason Gray .... script translator: english (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Tian zhu ding" - China (original title)
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Runtime:
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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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A very unique type of movie, 29 October 2013
Author: Bruno Youn from São Paulo, Brazil

Highs: A Touch of Sin consists in four different stories that are loosely connected with each other chronologically. It's interesting how they all explored violence and evil in distinct manners. The first segment was by far the most explosive and brutal one. It's basically an extreme revenge story where you initially really feel sympathy for the character of Dahai, who gets humiliated, hurt and exploited by others until he's completely lost in the darkness. This segment had a strong emotional punch, but also several light-hearted and funny moments, making it my favorite of the four.

Lows: While story #2 still approached the common theme in an intriguing and even darker way, I felt the other two remaining segments weren't as interesting or involving. They started becoming less and less cohesive until the very end of story #4, which kind of connects the dots between all of them. Also, there were a few awkward and repetitive occasions that bothered me a little in the last two parts. Finally, the minimal use of music in this film was deafening and caused some annoyance, but nothing severe.

Verdict: A Touch of Sin is an uneven film for me, but it is very ambitious and even brilliant at times. As I stated previously, the first segment really stands out here but none of the others are bad at all, so my overall experience was quite positive.

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