Director Jia Zhangke recently took his movie to the Cannes film festival, A Touch Of Sin stars Zhao Tao in modern day movie which takes the old school Wyxia movies to a new level.
Jia Zhangke has spoke about his inspiration for the movie on ifeng.com, saying whilst traveling around he was impressed by the mountains and rivers that he had come across and realized that human spirits were somehow as immortal as scenery.
An angry miner revolts against corrupt village leaders. A migrant worker at home for the Chinese New Year discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer. A pretty receptionist at a sauna is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her. A young factory worker goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life. Four people, four different provinces in contemporary China.
Cannes tagged the movie as “Grim, Violent and Unrewarding”, going on to sat “It is a most wearisome film precisely because it insists itself on the audiences for so long. The wildly uneven tales of murder, animal torture and sexual harassment might have been a little easier to stomach with a less-torturous runtime”
A Touch Of Sin stars Zhao Tao, Wang Baoqiang, Jiang Wu and Luo Lanshan and this is the directors first ever action movie, so i am hoping to see a great movie here.