A Touch of Sin

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Back by popular demand!

Shot through with black comedy and shocking violence, the latest from leading Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke (Still Life, 24 City) is a portrait of the country’s ills, told in four interlinked stories of a miner, a migrant worker, a young job-seeker and a sauna receptionist (played by Jia’s longtime muse Zhao Tao). As ordinary people try to survive daily humiliations and fight endemic corruption, they discover a sense of powerless that threatens to explode into murderous rage.

  • Country China
  • Language In Mandarin with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 125 minutes
  • Director Jia Zhang-ke

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