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A Touch of Sin (2013)

Tian zhu ding (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 11 December 2013 (France)
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Director:

Zhangke Jia

Writer:

Zhangke Jia (screenplay)
18 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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

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Crossing the line between men and beasts

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Action | Drama

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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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Features Green Snake (1993) See more »

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Yu Tang Chun
(Shanxi Opera)
Performed by Zhang Yongai and Ren Cailing
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Four Episodes of Violence Against Humanity
28 December 2017 | by jimniexperienceSee all my reviews

Beautiful movie about living at the bottom of the economic class may lead to random violent acts of aggression - as your only way of releasing the anger inside - , it was close but didn't quite make it ..

Story could have been told more visually , with less but useful dialogue , as the cinematography and beauty within the scenes are amazing . But like most art-houses the story doesn't fully add up . -----------------------------------------------------

Part 1: A man living in a village getting drained by the coal mine industry reaches his ultimate limit - and takes out everyone involved in the corporate scandal 8/10

Part 2: A motorcyclist with an excitement to gun violence ; sibling in an aging family, he "robs" people as his way of making a living 5/10

Part 3: A woman is having an affair with a married man but calls it quits for fear it'll ruin her image . Being false accused for being a slut , she makes a drastic decision. 6.5/10

Part 4: A kid gets blamed for injuring a coworker and has to pay his debt through checks for the next 100 days . He calls quits instead and decides to fall in love with a sex worker during his free time . When his life reaches a dead end he decides to end it there . 7.5/10

Overall 7/10 6/10 Script 9/10 Level of Violence 11/10 Violence Shock Value (Realism of Violence) 100/10 Beauty of the Cinematography


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Japan | France

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

11 December 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Touch of Sin See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanxi, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,867, 6 October 2013

Gross USA:

$154,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$854,891
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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