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Monday, March 17, 2014

A Touch of Sin Makes its Way to Blu-ray and DVD April 8th

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. Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different 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.


Kino Lorber to Release
Jia Zhangke's critically acclaimed

A Touch of Sin

Best Screenplay Award-Winner at Cannes and named one of the Best Pictures of the Year by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Variety, and many more

Available on Blu-ray and DVD April 8th



New York, NY - March 17, 2014 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce that it will release A Touch of Sin, Jia Zhangke's acclaimed drama that was named one of the best films of the year by Manohla Dargis, Stephen Holden, A.O. Scott (The New York Times), Mark Olsen (Los Angeles Times), Scott Foundas (Variety), John Powers (Vogue), Richard Brody (The New Yorker), Amy Taubin (Artforum), The National Society of Film Critics,Film Comment, Slant Magazine, and many more. Writer and Director Jia Zhangke weaves together the stories of four recent violent incidents in China to create an exposition on contemporary life in that country. A Touch of Sin was winner of Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and was an Official Selection of the New York Film Festival.

The film opened theatrically in New York last fall at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and IFC Center, and played in over 60 U.S. markets to universal acclaim. This controversial film was also banned from screening in China.

A Touch of Sin will become available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 8, 2014. The SRP for the Blu-ray is $34.95, and the SRP for the DVD is $29.95.

SYNOPSIS:

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. 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 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.

Director Jia Zhangke has won numerous awards for his work at film festivals all over the world, including the Wolfgang Staudte Award and Netpac Award for Xiao Wu (1997) at the Berlin Film Festival; the Best Film award for Zhantai (2000) at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema; the FIPRESCI/NETPAC Award - Special Mention for Ren xiao yao (2002) and the Young Cinema Award for Zhantai (2000) at the Singapore International Film Festival; the Critics' Award for Shijie (2004) at the Sao Paolo International Film Festival; the Dragons and Tigers Award for Xiao Wu (1997) at the Vancouver International Film Festival; the Venice Horizons Documentary Award forWuyong (2007), the Golden Lion Award for Sanxia haoren (2006), and the Doc/It and Open Prize awards for Dong (2006) at the Venice Film Festival, among many others.

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