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Ash Is Purest White finds writer-director Zhangke Jia revisiting familiar themes while continuing to observe modern Chinese society with an urgent, empathetic eye. Read critic reviews

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In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sent to prison for five years.

Cast & Crew

Diao Yi-nan
Lin Jiadong
Zhang Yibai
Jia Zhangke
Screenwriter
Jia Zhangke
Executive Producer
Ren Zhonglun
Executive Producer
Eric Gautier
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Matthieu Laclau
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  • Sep 24, 2019
    Functions as sort of an anti-genre gangster film with a melancholy tone and an emphasis on the hard ways the passage of time changes people, countries, and landscapes. Tao Zhao's performance is incredible.
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