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A Touch of Sin

天注定 | Tian zhu ding

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Directed by Jia Zhangke
China, Japan, 2013
Drama
      Mandarin
      English

Synopsis

Weaving together four stories of people living in different Chinese provinces, this drama follows a miner protesting corruption, a migrant worker with a gun, a factory drone always drifting to a new job and a receptionist who’s been assaulted.

Our take

Jia Zhangke, famed for his reserved portraits of modern China, made a sudden switch, combining arthouse neorealism and bloody kung-fu vengeance into an angry political firebomb. Highly controversial—the Chinese government tried to suppress it—it won Best Screenplay at Cannes.

Synopsis

Weaving together four stories of people living in different Chinese provinces, this drama follows a miner protesting corruption, a migrant worker with a gun, a factory drone always drifting to a new job and a receptionist who’s been assaulted.

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A Touch of SinDirected byJia Zhangke
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2013 | Winner: Best Screenplay
Independent Spirit Awards
2014 | Nominee: Best International Film

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