Ash Is Purest White

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A tragicomedy initially set in the criminal underworld setting, Ash is Purest White is perhaps a melodrama masquerading as a gangster movie.It begins by following the quick-witted Qiao and her mobster boyfriend Bin as they stake out their turf against rivals in post-industrial China in 2001. After pulling Bins illegal gun to defend him against an attack, Quio takes the fall, claiming the gun is hers, and is sent to jail. 5 years later she emerges to look for Bin, who has disappeared.Director Jia Zhangkes film is a gripping and poetic record of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations, with a riveting central performance from Zhao Tao as Qiao.

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