A Simple Life
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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Ah Tao was born in Taishan, China. Her foster-father died during the Japanese Occupation and her foster-mother sent her to work as a servant for the Leung family where she witnessed every aspect of the family’s life. Now, after 60 years of service, she is looking after Roger, who works in the film industry and is the only member of the family still left in Hong Kong. One day Roger comes home from work to find that Ah Tao has suffered a stroke. He rushes her to the hospital, where she announces that she wants to quit her job and move into a nursing home. Roger finds a suitable establishment for her and she moves in. But with Ah Tao in the nursing home with her new 'family', Roger comes to realize how much she means to him and wants to provide Ah Tao with a final home of her own. But Ah Tao's health begins to deteriorate rapidly . . .

tags: Feature film

Cast: Andy Lau, Deannie Ip, Hailu Quin


Screenplay: Susan Chan

Director of Photography: Nelson Yu Lik-wai

Film Editor: Chi-Leung Kwong

Composer: Wing-fai Law

Production Designer: Albert Poon

Sound: Du-Che Tu

Producer: Ann Hui

Co-Producer: Yan-Iam Lee

Production Company: Bona Film Group

World Sales: Distribution Workshop

Distributor: Koch Media Deutschland GmbH

Director: Ann Hui