Movies Watched -- A Touch of Sin

Added on by C. Maoxian.

This is a movie by Jia Zhangke, a young Chinese filmmaker whom I joke makes copycat European arthouse films in the same way that other Chinese manufacturers make fake Gucci handbags and Rolex watches.  

There are four separate tragedies presented and the movie runs over two hours. The first is a pure revenge fantasy ... this movie obviously is banned in China because any kind of violent solution to the various social problems presented is a no-no.  I wasn't that thrilled with it, or any of Jia's other movies for that matter.