A Simple Life (Tao jie)

A Simple Life (Tao jie)
  • 2011
  • Hong Kong
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ann Hui
  • Cast: Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Lawrence Ah Mon
  • Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin
  • UK release: 3 August 2012

After a maid suffers a stroke, she quits her job to move to a retirement home. Jackie Chan's former collaborator Sammo Hung appears in this Hong Kong family drama.

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A Simple Life

16 Aug 20124 stars

Heartfelt drama about film producer becoming carer to his elderly maid

Hong Kong’s nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards is a paen to the aged and to caring for the old that avoids the obvious pitfalls of its tender subject matter by being compassionate but never sentimental…

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