Quitting Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

Summary: 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. Ultimately, Hongshen, and in association his family, is provided a unique opportunity to allow him to release the emotions associated with this turbulent time in his life.
Runtime: 112 min
Rating: Rated R for drug content.
Production: Iman Film Company
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Home Release Date: Mar 4, 2003
Director Credit
Yang Zhang Director
Writer Credit
Xin Huo Writer
Yang Zhang Writer
Cast Credit
Fengsen Jia Hongshen's Father
Hongshen Jia Hongshen
Shun Xing Jia's Roommate
Tong Wang Hongshen's Sister
Xiuling Chai Hongshen's Mother
Producer Credit
Peimin Zhang Executive Producer
Peter Loehr Producer
Sam Duann Executive Producer
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