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A Touch of Sin
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A TOUCH OF SIN

天注定 | Tian zhu ding

Directed by Jia Zhangke
China, 2013
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Four people in different provinces are driven to violent ends: An angry miner is enraged by corruption in his village. A migrant discovers the possibilities of owning a firearm. A receptionist is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. A young factory worker goes from one job to the next.

Synopsis

Four people in different provinces are driven to violent ends: An angry miner is enraged by corruption in his village. A migrant discovers the possibilities of owning a firearm. A receptionist is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. A young factory worker goes from one job to the next.

Our take

Famed for his elegant portraits of modern China, Jia Zhangke made a sudden switch, combining arthouse neorealism and kung-fu vengeance into an angry political firebomb. This highly controversial look at unchecked power—which the Chinese government tried to suppress—won Best Screenplay at Cannes.