Jiang Wu in a still from 'A Touch of Sin' (2013)
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A Touch of Sin (2013)

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

A Touch of Sin

天注定

Jia Zhangke | China, Japan & France | | MA15+
Film

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Shocking. Stylish. Historic.

Little White Lies

Corrupt officials, abuses of power and social inequality push four regular citizens to mete out their own unique and violent forms of justice.

Shot by his regular collaborator, Yu Lik-wai, A Touch of Sin has a widescreen beauty that belies its gritty narrative. Coupled with the fine performances from professionals and newcomers alike, the film offers an exhilarating side to the director’s already impressive repertoire.

Winner of Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, the film charts stories of contemporary life plucked straight from the headlines. Building on themes from Jia Zhangke's previous films, A Touch of Sin explores the wider societal narrative of modern China with an astoundingly action-packed twist.

– Reece Goodwin, Curator, TV & Special Events

Format: Digital
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese & English with English subtitles
Duration: 125 min

When

28 Oct – 3 Nov 2020

6.30pm (AEDT)

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Duration

125 mins

Rating

MA15+

Contains strong violence. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

Where

This film is free to stream via SBS on Demand.

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