An Elephant Sitting Still (2018) quotes

Director
Bo Hu.

Cast
Yu Zhang.
Yuchang Peng.
Uvin Wang.

Four people in a Chinese city live through a complicated day as their lives intersect.

He told me the other day. There is an elephant in Manzhouli. It sits there all day long. Perhaps some people keep stabbing it with forks. Or maybe it just enjoys sitting there. I don’t know.
– Yu Cheng

Don’t cry.
– Huang Ling
Why not?
– Jin’s granddaughter
Because… No reason.
– Huang Ling

He was paying for your vanity
– Yu Cheng

What are you going to do when you find him?
– Wang Jin
He beat up a piece of trash, and that piece of trash is my brother. What do you think I should do?
– Yu Cheng
A piece of trash brother?
– Wang Jin
That’s right.
– Yu Cheng
A piece of trash.
– Wang Jin
Yes.
– Yu Cheng

Sometimes when you smoke, your skin peels off and blood will remain on the cigarette. You see?
– Yu Cheng

You can go wherever you want. Yes, you can. However, you’ll find nothing different. I learned this when I’ve wasted most of my life away. So I have to sugar-coat it. There must be a difference.
– Wang Jin

Do you know Manzhouli?
– Wei Bu
Yes.
– Wang Jin
I’m going there. There’s an elephant sitting there.
– Wei Bu
Why does it matter to you?
– Wang Jin
It doesn’t.
– Wei Bu

My life is like a dumpster. Garbage keeps piling up. They come one after another. You can never clean it up.
– Yu Cheng