A Simple Life

Overview

A man must care for a woman who has devoted her life to looking after him in this drama from filmmaker Ann Hui. Roger Andy Lau is a successful movie producer with a housekeeper, Ah Tao Deanie Ip, who has worked for his family over the course of four generations. Ah Tao has been a nanny and maid for Roger's family for nearly all her adult life, and he looks upon her as a member of the family rather than an employee. When Roger comes home one day to discover Ah Tao has suffered a severe stroke, its' clear she's no ...
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Overview

A man must care for a woman who has devoted her life to looking after him in this drama from filmmaker Ann Hui. Roger Andy Lau is a successful movie producer with a housekeeper, Ah Tao Deanie Ip, who has worked for his family over the course of four generations. Ah Tao has been a nanny and maid for Roger's family for nearly all her adult life, and he looks upon her as a member of the family rather than an employee. When Roger comes home one day to discover Ah Tao has suffered a severe stroke, its' clear she's no longer up to the demands of her job, and he agrees to help her relocate to a nursing home. Roger, the only member of his family still living in Hong Kong, is eager to help, but he's unsure of just how much he's supposed to do for her and is afraid to seem neglectful; Ah Tao, on the other hand, doesn't want to be a burden to Roger, and their relationship goes through an awkward period as their roles reverse and he becomes her caregiver. Set against the backdrop of the Hong Kong film industry, Tao Jie aka A Simple Life features cameos appearances from such luminaries as Sammo Hung and Tsui Hark.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2013
  • UPC: 812491013939
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Well Go Usa
  • Region Code: A
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 51,971

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andy Lau Roger
Deanie Ip Ah Tao
Qin Hailu Nurse Choi
Wang Fuli Roger's Mother
Evan Lam Carmen
Anthony Wong Elderly Home Boss
Hui Bik Kee Participant
Chin Pei Uncle Kin
Hui So-ying Mui Gu
Wu Wing Chong Mui's Mother
Elena Kong Aunt Kam's Daughter
Jason Chan Jason
Paul Chiang
Leung Tin
Wendy Yu
Eman Lam
Chapman To
Law Lan
Lam Ka Tung
Jim Chim
Tam Ping-man
Eva Lai
Aicardi Jiang
Queenie Chu
GS Tyson
Wada Hiromi
Raymond Chow
Yu Dong
Tsui Hark
Sammo Hung
Mak Yun Sau
Lawrence Lau
Dennis Chan
Ning Hao
Enoch Lam
Technical Credits
Ann Hui Director, Producer
Susan Chan Screenwriter
Erik Kong Chi-leung Editor
Song Dai Executive Producer
Yu Dong Executive Producer
Tu Duu-chih Sound/Sound Designer
Law Wing Fai Score Composer
Cheung Hong-tat Associate Producer
Stephen C. Lam Associate Producer
Andy Lau Executive Producer
Roger Lee Producer, Screenwriter
Albert Poon Production Designer
Chan Pui-Wah Producer
Nansun Shi Associate Producer
Yu Lik Wai Cinematographer
Manda Wai Editor
Boey Wong Costumes/Costume Designer
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