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


Yang Zhang


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





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


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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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for drug content | See all certifications »

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Something maybe important after this movie
20 May 2012 | by xubihangSee all my reviews

I fully appreciate reviews above, especially those with high vote. Most of my feeling and reviews have been written by those ones, however, there are still something important to understand this movie and the major actor, Hongshen Jia.

In real life, after conquering the drugs, Hongshen Jia returned to the stage and re-started playing dramas and movies. But, without everyone's expectation, he committed suicide, jumping from his apartment.

I conjecture many people think this film finally turns into a bright end. But as a person, or maybe patient like him, I am convinced that it will be a totally tragedy:he was forced to live a life which he despised, compromisingly.

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Release Date:

1 March 2002 (Spain) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,908, 15 September 2002

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Dolby | Dolby Digital


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