Ash Is Purest White

dir. Jia Zhangke 2018 China, France 141 min.
A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

The story of Qiao falling in love with a provincial gangster named Bin. The couple runs an illegal gambling parlor under the guise of a disco. An unexpected attack by a rival gang presents Qiao with a dramatic choice. She saves Bin, but loses him at the same time. Jia Zhangke delves into the feelings of her characters, who have to pay dearly for their sins and struggle for honor... Jia Zhangke once again places his hometown Datong in the center of events.

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