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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.
One of 2012's most heralded and treasured films, with cameo appearances from film luminaries such as Sammo Hung and Tsui Hark, A SIMPLE LIFE has garnered multiple awards for Deanie Ip (Best Actress), Andy Lau (Best Actor), Susan Chan (Best Screenplay), and Ann Hui (Best Director). A SIMPLE LIFE has also won Best Feature Film in multiple festivals and made film critics' Top 10 lists all over the world.
Any lau is my fave and was amazing in the role!
Ah Tao was an orphan when she began working for the Leung family and so has never had a family of her own beyond the one she's worked for all her life.
Overall, "A Simple Life" is a profound film from director Anna Hui that captures the story of the elderly, aging and frailty but also human nature.
A story of a man who takes care of his nanny\mother figure after she has a stroke. Any lau is my fave and was amazing in the role! A++ moviePublished 27 days ago by Sarri P.
It leaves up the title of the movie. It describes well on how ones take things for granted, and life is short...It is a wake up call for me to embrace my family, and the loved one.Published 3 months ago by May Madsen
This is perhaps the best of the films shown at Ebertfest, 2014. A small, sweet film based on a true story, it concerns an aging servant of a Hong Kong family. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard B. Schwartz
A Simple Life is a totally unpretentious movie that tells its story so naturally, that it borders on a documentary. A Hong Kong film that is a world class achievment.Published 9 months ago by William Temanu
Great movie. This was an accurate description of relations between "ah-mas" and their children in Hong Kong. I know.
Other than being a means of keeping up with my Chinese, it also had a lot of Shanghai dialect in it as well so I could keep up with both. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pat Welsh
This is one of those rare gems where characters are not only believable, but also winning in empathy. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Samuel Ko
I love this movie for its message of love, caring and responsibility towards our elders. It shows how simple things translate into meaningful events in the life of those around... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Narika