A Touch of Sin (2013)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Drama

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




  • Tao Zhao in A Touch of Sin (2013)
  • Zhangke Jia in A Touch of Sin (2013)
  • A Touch of Sin (2013)
  • Zhangke Jia and Tao Zhao in A Touch of Sin (2013)
  • Tao Zhao at an event for A Touch of Sin (2013)
  • Tao Zhao in A Touch of Sin (2013)

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5 February 2016 | matlabaraque
| Puzzling
Do not focus on the rate. The film is worth watching even if it could have been much better and some of the details in the scenario are clearly a fail beginning with the lack of coherence of the characters. In clear, it's hard to follow them and to understand them. A Touch of Sin turns out to be a hell of a lot of sins, of violence, of crimes and of desperation. During the film I hesitated between skepticism, bewilders or admiration for this rough and tough portrait of China through different stories that are not necessarily linked together. A touch of sin is about four characters in four different regions in China who are going through hard times, because of globalization, corruption or a closed system. All these things will lead them to crime, suicide and the metaphor of the collapse of the system. It is always better to make a critic out of a movie you have fancied but not all of it is to throw away, and I would recommend to watch that movie for its originality and the ambitious scenario of the director. In short it was a great project and maybe some mistakes could have been avoided, but in the end it's indeed an interesting director to follow in the upcoming years.

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Release Date:

11 December 2013


Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Country of Origin

China, Japan, France

Filming Locations

Shanxi, China

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,867 6 October 2013

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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