A Simple Life Poster

Release Date: April 13th, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2013

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, Deannie Yip, Qin Hailu, Fuli Wang, Paul Chun, Tin Leung, Man-sze Yu, Eman Lam

Director: Ann Hui

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Emotional, Growing up, Family

Ratings & Reviews

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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

  • Director Hui shows a different side to Hong Kong cinema in a tender drama that's illuminated by the marvellous Ip. show more

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