A Touch of Sin

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PrintInternational Arthouse Series

A Touch of Sin

  1. Friday, December 6, 2013 9:30 p.m.
  2. Saturday, December 7, 2013 7:00 p.m.
  3. Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Image from the film A Touch of Sin
A Touch of Sin, nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, follows four interlinked stories in this critique of violence in contemporary China. Jia Zhangke (Still Life, The World) draws upon news stories and China’s influential ‘wuxia’ films to craft the allegorical tales of four people from four different provinces, as they each must address the violence around them.


An angry miner revolts against the corruption of his village leaders. A migrant worker at home for the New Year discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer. A pretty receptionist at a sauna is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her. A young factory worker goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life. In Mandarin language with English subtitles. (2K DCP presentation)


The film contains scenes of graphic violence.