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Still Ash is Purest White

Ash is Purest White

Jia Zhangke Jia / CN, FR, JP, 2018 / 141 min.

Jia Zhangke’s gangster epic about ruthless capitalism in China is a riveting mix of entertainment and social criticism. Zhao Tao surpasses herself in a mesmerising role. Ash Is Purest White was selected to compete for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

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Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a rundown mining town. Her boyfriend, Bin, is a debonair mobster who works for a corrupt project developer. Bin’s star rises when his boss is killed, but it also makes him a target for rival gang members.

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Director

Jia Zhangke Jia

Production year

2018

Country

CN, FR, JP

Original title

Jiang hu er nü

Length

141 min.

Language

ZHO, CMN

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

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Still Ash is Purest White

Still Ash is Purest White

Still Ash is Purest White

Still Ash is Purest White

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