Touch of Sin (Region A Blu-ray)

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A "brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China" (Jon Frosch, the Atlantic), a TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), "one of the best and most important directors in the world" (Richard Brody, the New Yorker), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. a rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. a young receptionist, who dates a married man and works at a local sauna, is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. And a young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.

Product Details

Barcode
738329126728
Department
Movies & TV
Released
3 Nov 2014
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Drama
Sub-genre
Drama
Region
Region A
Studio
Kino Video
Runtime
133 min
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Touch of Sin
Release Year
2013
Running Time
125 min
Language
Mandarin
Categories
Dramas / China / Violence
Official Website
http://www.kinolorber.com/press-detail.php?id=1472
Ratings
IMDb
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes®
94%
Metacritic
77
Synopsis
The recipient of the Best Screenplay award at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Jia Zhang Ke's four-part drama explores the corrosive effects of violence in contemporary China through the eyes of a disgruntled miner, a migrant worker returning home for the New Year, a receptionist who was assaulted by a wealthy client, and a frustrated factory worker.
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
Audio:
  • DTS HD Master Audio - Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Subtitles - English
Poster
Poster for Touch of Sin
Cast & Crew
Director
Zhang Ke Jia
Star
Wang Baoqiang / Luo Lanshan / Jiang Wu / Tao Zhao
Co-Star
Li Meng / Zhang Jiayi
Screenwriter
Zhang Ke Jia
Composer
Giong Lim
Director of Photography
Lik Wai Yu
Sound
Hang Yang
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[T]he film is intensely, consistently gripping. Displaying a heretofore hidden gift for slow-boiling tension, Jia mutates into a dynamic genre filmmaker..." -- Grade: A-
A.A. Dowd (3 Oct 2013, )
New York Times
"A story of lives rocked by violence, it has the urgency of a screaming headline but one inscribed with visual lyricism, emotional weight and a belief in individual rights."
Manohla Dargis (4 Oct 2013, )
RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "A TOUCH OF SIN is a stunning travelogue of cruelty and vengeance."
Marsha McCreadie (4 Oct 2013, )