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A Simple Life

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Original title
Tou zeaka
  • Tao jie
  • A Simple Life
Running time
117 min.
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Susan Chan, Roger Lee
Law Wing-fai
Nelson Yu Lik-wai
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Bona International Film Group / Focus Films / Sil-Metropole Organisation
Drama | Old Age. Film In Film. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Based on a true story, the film centres on Ah Tao (Ip), an amah (servant and nanny) who has worked for the Leung family for four generations. She lives with and takes care of Roger (Lau), a film producer who is the only member of the Leung household still living in Hong Kong. Roger returns home one day and finds Ah Tao unconscious after a stroke. Convinced she has becoming a burden, Tao resigns and moves into a retirement home. But upon her arrival, she continues to be taken care of by Roger, who realizes just how important she is to him. He decides to do his best to watch after the person who has nurtured him all his life. But Ah Tao’s health is fast deteriorating.
2011: Venice Film Festival: Best Actress (Deanie Yip)
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