Friday Night Film - ASH IS PUREST WHITE

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Zhao Tao is a force of nature as the wronged moll in Jia Zhangke’s exhilarating gangster epic; a sprawling, chromatically-charged thriller set at the dawn of China’s capitalist rush.

Bin (Liao Fan) is a gangster whose leadership ends when a rival gang comes after his territory. To save him from being beaten to death, Bin’s girlfriend Qiao (Zhao Tao) fires a gun and gets five years in prison for her act of loyalty. When she is released, she hopes to pick up where they left off, but times have changed.

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