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thumbnail A Touch of Sin (2013, China)

Drama, Event , trackback

Tian zhu ding

Director: Zhangke Jia

Starring: Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Li Meng, Baoqiang Wang, Jia-yi Zhang

Genre: Drama

Duration: 133 mins

Written and Directed by Chinese independent cinema pioneer Jia Zhangke, and inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world’s fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. This crime film was winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival 2013. Jia’s first action film allegorises real newspaper headlines (involving a miner, a migrant worker, a sauna receptionist and a factory worker) to reveal the dark socio-political forces underlying various forms of violence across China. Why do we sin? Jia offers this stylised contemplation in the context of a modern China undergoing a sort of moral bankruptcy, albeit with economic growth.

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