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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Movie: Ash is Purest White


Ash is Purest White China / France Movie
Title: Ash is Purest White
Chinese Title: 江湖儿女 / Jiang Hu Er Nu
Release Date: September 21, 2018
Genre: Crime, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Director: Jia Zhangke
Origin: China / France

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A complicated story involving crime, passion and romance between two people that spans over fifteen years.

During the year 2001 at the outskirts of Shanxi lived Qiao Qiao, a young dancer who is in a relationship with Bin, a local gangster. Bin is out and about everyday with his friends and busy with his business dealings while Qiao Qiao simply wishes to tie the knot soon. Because of a clash with other gangs, Qiao Qiao witnesses Bin getting assaulted on the street and in a fit of panic, she finds his gun and fires it at will. Qiao Qiao is sentenced to five years in prison. After her release, she sets out to find Bin only to realize that things are no longer as they were.



Fun Facts

  • It is the only Chinese film in the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
  • Filming began on November 29, 2017 in Shanxi, China.
  • It is Jia Zhangke's most expensive movie to date even though he considers the film to be an indie like his other works. It is his fifth film to be chosen as part of the official selection of Cannes Film Festival.
  • Jia Zhangke and Zhao Tao are married in real life. The two have worked together many times before.
  • Despite not being a household name in China, Zhao Tao is a multi-awarded actress who has received critical acclaim internationally.


Cast
Ash is Purest White Liao Fan Liao Fan as Bin
Ash is Purest White Zhao Tao Zhao Tao as Qiao Qiao
Ash is Purest White Xu Zheng Xu Zheng
Ash is Purest White Feng Xiaogang Feng Xiaogang
Ash is Purest White Zhang Yibai Zhang Yibai
Ash is Purest White Zhang Yi Zhang Yi
Ash is Purest White Dong Zijian Dong Zijian
Ash is Purest White Diao Yinan Diao Yinan
Ash is Purest White Liang Jiayan Liang Jiayan
Ash is Purest White Ding Jiali Ding Jiali
Ash is Purest White Feng Jiamei Feng Jiamei
Ash is Purest White Li Xuan Li Xuan

Supporting Cast
  • Cha Na

Soundtracks
  • Jiang Hu Er Nu (江湖儿女) by Sitar Tan Weiwei (谭维维)
  • You Duo Shao Ai Ke Yi Chong Lai (有多少爱可以重来) by Liu Yu Ning (刘宇宁)
  • Guo Qu (过去) by Kelly Yu Wenwen (于文文)

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