Ash Is Purest White (2018) Story of violent love, Drama, Romance Movie

A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 postindustrial Datong before expanding out into an epic narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives, and continues Jia Zhangke’s body of work as a record of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations.

Genres: Drama | Romance

Country: China | France | Japan

Language: Chinese | Mandarin

Release Date: 15 March 2019 (USA)


  • Zhao Tao as Zhao Qiao
  • Liao Fan as Guo Bin
  • Feng Xiaogang
  • Xu Zheng
  • Zhang Yibai

Review Scores

  • IMDb Rating - 7
  • Metactitics Rating - 8
  • Rotten Tomaatje Rating - 10
  • Want to see - 10