Take a look at this trailer for A Touch of Sin, a new drama from writer-director Jia Zhang-ke (The World, Still Life). Zhang-ke took home an award for Best Screenplay at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his depiction of four characters separated by geography and social lines. The lives of these individuals are all impacted by modern China’s economic boom, with violent repercussions. A Touch of Sin looks like it will be a hard-hitting exploration of how China’s rampant economic corruption can affect all types of individuals. The violent outcomes will no doubt attempt to slap home the message.
Check out the film’s official synopsis and poster underneath the trailer.
Official synopsis used at Cannes:
An angry miner revolts against the corruption of his village leaders.
A migrant worker at home for the 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. A reflection on contemporary China: that of an economic giant slowly being eroded by violence.
ETA: USA (New York) – 4 October, 2013. More release dates to be announced.