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Quitting -- An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.


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1 March 2002 (Spain) See more »
An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Great movie, really grasps the concept of how hard it is to end an addiction See more (14 total) »


Xiuling Chai ... Hongshen's mother
Fengsen Jia ... Hongshen's father

Hongshen Jia ... Hongshen
Tong Wang ... Hongshen's sister
Shun Xing ... Jia's roommate
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Directed by
Yang Zhang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Xin Huo 
Yang Zhang 

Produced by
Sam Duann .... executive producer
Peter Loehr .... producer
Peimin Zhang .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Cheng Shouqi 
Yu Wang 
Film Editing by
Hongyu Yang 
Production Design by
Bin An 

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Also Known As:
"Zuotian" - China (original title)
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Rated R for drug content
Spain:114 min | USA:112 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, really grasps the concept of how hard it is to end an addiction, 20 June 2007
Author: Acdc671 from United States

I first saw this movie on IFC. Which is a great network by the way to see underground films. I watched this movie and was thinking it was going to be pure drama and a story line that doesn't hold water. But it really was a worth while watch. The main character is in such rough shape, and you hate to see him deny help, but no matter what you just can't hate him. His devotion to The Beatles and John Lennon is a great metaphor for his life and the helplessness he feels.

The atmosphere of the film is also great. At times, you feel like you can see what he sees, feel what he feels in some situations. This movie does not leave you wanting to know more, or disliking a loophole in the plot. There are NO loopholes (in my opinion). I have always been a fan of foreign films, especially now with movies being made so poorly in America. I really enjoy the foreign settings because I feel it can take you on a trip, and sometimes understand a different culture. This movie did all those things to me and more. Please watch this movie and if you're new to foreign films, this is a great start.

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