Analysis of the Film “Manslaughter” by Using Semiotic Paradox


Film semiotics
Film meaning
Semiotic paradox




“Manslaughter” is a crime film released in mainland China on December 13, 2019. Once released, the film has attracted much attention from the audience, surpassing many works released during the same period. The setting of the film and the use of screen language are the magic weapons for the success of the film by gaining favor from the public. This film will be elaborated on based on the field of semiotics.


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