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A Simple Life

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
A film producer (Andy Lau) helps care for his family's lifelong servant (Deanie Ip) after she suffers a stroke and must move into a nursing home.

Cast: Andy Lau , Deanie Ip , Qin Hailu , Wang Fuli , Paul Chiang , Tin Leung , Wendy Yu , Eman Lam

Director: Ann Hui

Genres: Drama

A Simple Life (2011)

Release Date: April 13th, 2012|1 hr. 57 min.

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  • The movie has an emotional payoff I failed to anticipate. It expresses hope in human nature. It is one of the year's best films. show more

  • A Simple Life may have one of the most accurate titles in all of cinema, as the film has a bracingly casual sense of day-to-day working-class life that recalls the films of Jean Renoir or, more recently, Olivier Assayas. show more

  • Ms. Hui, a rare successful female director in the Hong Kong film industry, drew her story from real events, and the movie retains a tonic flavor of the everyday: its drama unfolds simply, without explosive moments but not without emotion. She and her two excellent leads keep the film buoyant. show more

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