To get a glimpse into Chinese life watch A Touch of Sin online. A Touch of Sin revolves around four main stories that are based on events that actually happened. The first story is about Dahai. Dahai has started a fight against corruption and his targets are a local factory boss and a chief of a village. Both have become rich unscrupulously. Dahai is mocked and laughed at by some of the fatalistic villagers who think his campaign is futile and doomed.
The second story in A Touch of Sin is about Zhou San who is going back to a home that has changed. The change is symbolised by massive infrastructural developments which are actually ruining the landscape and the environment. But despite his return no one is excited to see Zhou San back and they all act cold towards him. What they don’t know is that not receiving a warm welcome is the least of Zhouâ€™s worries. The bigger concern for him is to protect the secret that heâ€™s brought with him – in the recent past he shot dead three males.
The third story revolves around a sauna receptionist named Xiao Yu who is involved in an illicit relationship with a married man. When she presents the married man with an ultimatum, what she gets in return is a knife. And just like the main character in the fourth story who becomes indebted and totally desperate in his life as a factory worker, Xiao will follow in those same footsteps plunging into debt and hopelessness.