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A Touch of Sin

Area Premiere!

Buy Tickets: 7:00 9:45 Brattle Passes Accepted

(2013) dir Zhangke Jia w/Wu Jiang, Vivien Li, Lanshan Luo [133 min; DCP; Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles]
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 Chinese 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.

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.

★★★☆ “‘A Touch of Sin’ bubbles with tension, carnage.” —Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

(NYT Critics’ Pick) “A blistering fictionalized tale straight out of China, ‘A Touch of Sin’ is at once monumental and human scale.” —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Jia Zhangke, China’s most important dissident filmmaker (Still LifeThe WorldPlatform), does what he does best in A Touch of Sin. He makes trouble.” —Gerald Peary, The Arts Fuse

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