A Touch of Sin

Tian Zhu Ding

dir. Jia Zhangke

A Touch of Sin

Tian Zhu Ding

dir. Jia Zhangke

A Touch of Sin

Tian Zhu Ding

dir. Jia Zhangke

A Touch of Sin

Tian Zhu Ding

dir. Jia Zhangke

A Touch of Sin

Tian Zhu Ding

dir. Jia Zhangke

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Chinese master Jia Zhangke won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes for this startling (and startlingly violent) modern wuxia tale of four outcasts on the margins of a rapidly changing China, who channel their underclass rage into a bloody and murderous rampage.

Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2013

Chinese master Jia Zhangke made his worldwide reputation with a series of brilliant films that blended documentary and fiction to reflect on both his country's vanishing past and its uncertain future, seeking out those marginalized places and peoples often forgotten in China's great leap towards global predominance. Tracing the tragic destiny of four "sinners" from four different provinces who channel their underclass rage into bloody and murderous rampage, Jia's new film A Touch of Sin — whose English title cheekily references King Hu's swordplay classic A Touch of Zen — fuses gritty social realism with eye-popping action to create a modern-day wuxia epic. Angry, aggressive, strikingly stylized and startlingly violent, A Touch of Sin is a stunning change of pace from one of today's greatest filmmakers.