A simple life

A simple life

DVD - 2013 | Chinese
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Roger is a successful movie producer. Ah Tao has worked for Roger's family as a nanny and maid over the course of four generations. When Roger comes home to find Ah Tao's suffered a severe stroke and she is unable to care for herself, he agrees to help her relocate to a nursing home. He wants to help, but fears he'll fail her. She needs his kindness, but doesn't want to be a burden. As their roles reverse, he becomes her caregiver, and comes to understand how much she means to him.

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Annieoywong
Apr 30, 2018

This movie was the winner of four Awards in 2011 and 2012 including the Taipei Golden Horse Award and the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards. The story was simple : Andy's maid Deanie who had been serving his family for over four generations had suffered a severe stroke, so Andy had to become her caregiver and relocate a nursing home for her.
Both Andy and Deanie performed very well. The movie was directed by Ann Hui.

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kyc14
Feb 03, 2016

quite disappointing! despite the several awards given to this movie, although mostly from asian film industry /critics. the subject matter could be handled more deeply & broadly, the film technique could be moved forward to the new millennium. instead director ann hui (mistakenly named as someone else) elected to stay w/ the traditional story telling style of hong kong cantonese drama movies in the 1960's. this movie is simple indeed & out of pace w/ contemporary cinema. but the lead actress deserves the best actress awards. PS: if u like to see more of ann hui's movies from the library, search by "許鞍華" instead of english.

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