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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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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 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Xin Huo 
Yang Zhang 

Produced by
Sam Duann .... executive producer
Peter Loehr .... producer
Peimin Zhang .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Shouqi Cheng 
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This movie will tug at your heartstrings, 10 April 2006
Author: missbirdie05 from United States

I must say, every time I see this movie, I am deeply touched, not only by the most painful four years of Hongsheng's life, but also by how his family deals with his drug addiction. It is also true that getting addicted to anything, such as drugs, alcohol, or pornography, cannot only hurt you, but also hurt your most important people in the world: your family. Since family is the #1 priority in the Asian culture, it takes guts for the circle to gather together and show one person how much the family loves him/her. this is actually the first Chinese movie that I actually enjoy, not for the fun of it, but the elements surrounding it (superb acting, touching story, great direction) make this movie worth watching. What stands out the most is that Hongsheng and his family act out the story themselves instead of having some B-movie actor trying to imitate the real person. It shows the genuineness of the movie.

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