Quitting available on June 07 2015 from Amazon for 4.47
ISBN bar code 9780767883016 ξ1 registered June 07 2015
Product category is Book
Manufacturered by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Product weight is 0.25 lbs.
Witness the stunning true-life story of one man's journey to the brink of madness, and the family that refuses to let him go. In his critically-acclaimed, award-winning film, director Zhang Yang (Shower) casts the actual participants of the real-life events, right down to the mental asylum inmates who play themselves. In this true story of one man's battle against heroin addiction, Jia Hongsheng,playing himself, re-lives the most painful four years of his life, beginning with his rise to stardom on the Chinese film scene to his tumultuous descent into addiction and insanity, and his struggleback from the brink. In a film that ranges in tone from hard-boiled documentary to stylistic theatricality, Zhang Yang proves he is at the top of his game with this insightful, vivid, imaginative tale that is as real as the men and women who lived it. This award-winning Chinese film is unlike any other you've seen: a true-life story that's enacted by the real-life participants but is not a documentary in any traditional sense. Not only did the young actor Jia Hongsheng (who rose to stardom in China, succumbed to heroin addiction, and alienated his family with erratic, schizoid behavior) agree to re-create this harrowing period in his life, but so did his family, as well as everyone else who appears in Quitting. His recovery is as compelling as his collapse; the efforts of his family to support his return to health are deeply moving. Director Zhang Yang (Shower) shifts styles without losing the forward momentum of this remarkable chronicle. Quitting was a sensation in China, where the struggle between traditional conformity and individual freedom grows increasingly tense, making this movie a striking social document as well as a gripping personal story. --Bret Fetzer