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Quitting (2001)

Zuotian (original title)
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An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.

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Yang Zhang

Writers:

Xin Huo, Yang Zhang
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Xiuling Chai Xiuling Chai ... Hongshen's mother
Fengsen Jia Fengsen Jia ... Hongshen's father
Hongshen Jia ... Hongshen
Tong Wang Tong Wang ... Hongshen's sister
Shun Xing Shun Xing ... Jia's roommate
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In the early 1990s, Hongshen Jia, then in his mid twenties and based in Beijing, was considered one of the most promising of the emerging actors in China, with several movie and television roles to his credit. However, self doubt in his acting abilities coupled with an emerging drug problem, especially with heroin, led to him deciding to quit acting. Instead, he spent his time solely listening to music and taking drugs. His erratic behavior led to alienation of friends and ultimately leading a solitary life. First his sister and then in addition his rural based parents, his father who took early retirement, came to live with Hongshen in Beijing to help him through his life problems, which included financially supporting him. Hongshen treated them poorly, especially his father, who in turn accepted Hongshen's abusive behavior all in the name of helping him. But they didn't trust him and followed him everywhere. Ultimately the family had figure out what to do to best help Hongshen. ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for drug content | See all certifications »
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Effing Great!
21 August 2007 | by xseducexmyxfatexSee all my reviews

I loved this movie from beginning to end.I am a musician and i let drugs get in the way of my some of the things i used to love(skateboarding,drawing) but my friends were always there for me.Music was like my rehab,life support,and my drug.It changed my life.I can totally relate to this movie and i wish there was more i could say.This movie left me speechless to be honest.I just saw it on the Ifc channel.I usually hate having satellite but this was a perk of having satellite.The ifc channel shows some really great movies and without it I never would have found this movie.Im not a big fan of the international films because i find that a lot of the don't do a very good job on translating lines.I mean the obvious language barrier leaves you to just believe thats what they are saying but its not that big of a deal i guess.I almost never got to see this AMAZING movie.Good thing i stayed up for it instead of going to bed..well earlier than usual.lol.I hope you all enjoy the hell of this movie and Love this movie just as much as i did.I wish i could type this all in caps but its again the rules i guess thats shouting but it would really show my excitement for the film.I Give It Three Thumbs Way Up!

This Movie Blew ME AWAY!


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 March 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Quitting See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,908, 15 September 2002

Gross USA:

$18,531

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,717
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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