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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 »
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An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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

Hongshen Jia ... Hongshen
Tong Wang ... Hongshen's sister
Shun Xing ... Jia's roommate

Directed by
Yang Zhang 
 
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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
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Spain:114 min | USA:112 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Well worth it!, 7 March 2004
Author: valis1949 from United States

Films concerning the problems of alcohol and drug addiction are as cliched as cowboy films and the propaganda films put out during WWII. But, this one is a cut above the rest. The focus is not on the lead character's addiction, but more on how his family deals with it. I guess in China, the family is most important, and the father and mother go to unbelievable lengths to help their son. Not that they give him everything he asks for, although they give him more than one would expect, but they certainly give him everything that they think he needs. I thought that the father's floundering attempts to understand his boy though the son's music was very touching. Also, the shift from 'film mode' to 'theater mode' was an interesting way to convey the story. It's unfortunate that this film did not come with a commentary. A film concerning issues this painful and personal must have created some strange situations with the characters playing themselves.

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