#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Opening in 2001 in Datong an former coal mining town, Bin was a mob gangster of Jianghu when the leader was dethroned he takes it up. Qiao loves Bin very much and one day to save Bin from henchmen she uses his pistol and fire it fakely. she gets arrested and prisoned for 5 years and never been visited by Bin. When she is released she reaches Bin who has no interest for Qiao and is in love with other girl. 16 years later She gets a Call from Bin who is in need of a moral support
Plot: Set in China’s underworld, this tale of love and betrayal follows a dancer who fired a gun to protect her mobster boyfriend during a fight. On release from prison 5 years later, she sets out to find him.
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I really enjoyed the Directors “Still Life” (2006), but all his other movies I saw were a disappointment. I always learn a lot about Chinese society and how it evolved (for example, how western elements, from disco to ballroom dancing are blended in). But there needs to be a movie in there as well somewhere, and the (slow) story here did not transcend its obvious starting (and ending) points, and didn’t even built up the characters well enough to make me care. There were some great scenes, the best of which was the strategy the lead character uses to get money at a family restaurant. It says a LOT about society in that very simple scene, but more of those moments of true brilliance were needed.
An interesting main character
Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a mining town in the Chinese province of Shanxi. Her boyfriend Bin (Liao Fan) is a mob boss. As years go by, crime life brings consequences to their lives – individually and as a couple.
Though the film is long at two and a quarter hours, it is rarely dull. The two lead performers, especially Zhao, are engaging as are the occasional rural landscapes especially the ones captured by train travel.
The middle sequence is the most fascinating. When Qiao is on a mission in a strange place, she might act in terrible ways but it is still tempting to root for her; she’s not much different from the corruption that surrounds her.
Overall, “Ash Is Purest White” is a fascinating journey albeit a cynical one that begins in 2001 and finishes seventeen years later. Whether it’s taking place in a corrupt small town, a prison, or a chaotic travel experience, it is always intriguing in a mostly quiet way. – dbamateurcritic
Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance
Director Zhangke Jia
Writer Zhangke Jia
Actors Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi’nan Diao
Country China, France, Japan
Awards 27 wins & 56 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (opening scenes), 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Arriflex 435, Leitz SUMMILUX-C lenses, Red Epic Dragon
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm, ARRIRAW, HDCAM, Redcode RAW (6K), Video
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format) (some scenes), DV (source format) (some scenes), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), HDCAM (source format) (some scenes), HDV (source format) (some scenes), Redcode RAW (6K) (source format) (2017/2018 part), Super 35 (source format) (second part)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema