Ash Is Purest White (2018)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Romance

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




  • Araya A. Hargate at an event for Ash Is Purest White (2018)
  • Deepika Padukone at an event for Ash Is Purest White (2018)
  • Fan Liao in Ash Is Purest White (2018)
  • Ash Is Purest White (2018)
  • Ash Is Purest White (2018)
  • Tao Zhao and Fan Liao in Ash Is Purest White (2018)

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16 May 2018 | tharun_mohan
| An epic Gangster tale by the Godfather of Chinese independent cinema
I felt privileged to watch this on its premier at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, with Zang-ke Jia and the cast. The film revolves around Qiao (Played by Tao Zhao) who is the girlfriend of Bin (Fan Liao) a mobster in a small town, who likes to believe he is a big fish in this small pond.

The film shows how the couple drift away along with their youth and optimism, captured in a three act structure, the undying love of Qiao for Bin and how it remains just as strong through the passing of time. Both Qiao and Bin are very well written characters and the cinematography is flawless, on a lighter note Carl and Biddu's 'Kung Fu Fighting' plays a vital role in this movie.

You should definitely watch this movie if you are a fan of Zhao and Liao, also watch this if you liked 'Mountains May Depart'.

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Release Date:

21 September 2018


Chinese, Mandarin

Country of Origin

China, France, Japan

Filming Locations

Datong, Shanxi, China

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,150 17 March 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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