From the director of 'Ash is Purest White', 'A Touch of Sin' won of Best Screenplay and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.
A fascinating examination of violence and corruption in modern China, '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.
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.
BBFC 18 - Strong bloody violence, strong language
★★★★ "A cathartic mix of Chinese social realism and splatter" - Mark Kermode, The Observer
★★★★ "A shotgun blast at the dark heart of modern China" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "Shocking. Stylish. Historic" - D'Arcy Doran, Little White Lies