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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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References Beijing ni zao (1991)See more »


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3 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A disappointment, 10 September 2003
Author: jonr-3 from Kansas City, Missouri, USA

I went to see "Quitting" with high hopes, because the director's "Shower" had impressed me so. Despite a few lapses into mawkishness, "Shower" ranks high on my list of all-time favorite movies for its penetrating insight into family relationships and its generally superb acting and direction. And I've seen it at least three times now.

But "Quitting" fell flat, in my estimation. It seemed a pointless exercise and I was quickly so tired of the main character's insufferable personality that I was longing for the movie to end. I admit to falling asleep six or seven times, but it was only for a few seconds at a time, so I think it's still OK to write this comment.

I did admire the parents and sister. The device of using all real characters in the film is a nice one I've never seen used before.

Disappointment aside, I will still make an effort to see any film bearing Yang Zhang's name, simply on the basis of the beautiful "Shower."

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