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Ash Is Purest White (2018)

Jiang hu er nü (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 September 2018 (China)
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A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

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Zhangke Jia

Writer:

Zhangke Jia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tao Zhao ... Qiao
Fan Liao ... Bin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi'nan Diao ... Lin Jiadong
Jiali Ding ... Woman on boat
Zijian Dong ... Policeman in Fengjie
Jiamei Feng Jiamei Feng
Xiaogang Feng
Kang Kang Kang Kang
Xuan Li Xuan Li ... Li Xuan
Casper Liang Casper Liang ... Lin Jiayan
Zheng Xu ... Man from Karamay (man on train)
Yi Zhang ... Second man in Fengjie restaurant
Yibai Zhang Yibai Zhang ... First man in Fengjie restaurant
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Storyline

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

China | France | Japan

Language:

Chinese | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Ash Is Purest White See more »

Filming Locations:

Datong, Shanxi, China See more »

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Gross USA:

$367,369, 18 April 2019
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film premiered at the Festival de Cannes in May 2018. See more »

Quotes

Bin: Armed men always die first.
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Connections

References Ying hung ho hon (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Song
from "The Killer"
Music by Lowell Lo
Lyrics by James Wong
Sung by Sally Yeh
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it still inherits the defects of literary and artistic films, such as too many plot branches
18 February 2019 | by yoggworkSee all my reviews

The continuation of the director's style. Several actors are hard-working but still stiff, especially the male and female main expressions and eyes are too wooden. The changes of the times have also been fully demonstrated, but at the end there is some disconnection. It may also be unexpected that people in mixed society can rely on what after middle age. However, it still inherits the defects of literary and artistic films, such as too many plot branches, slow and tedious lens, especially in the middle section. After being released from prison, several fragments are fragmented.


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