TAO JIE

V' 11

TAO JIE

Simple Life, A

Ann Hui
Hongkong/China, 2011
Fiction, 119min, OmeU

TAO JIE

Ann Hui
Hongkong/China, 2011
Fiction, 119min, OmeU

Cast: 
Andy Lau
Roger
Deanie Ip
Ah Tao
Qin Hailu
Choi
Wang Fuli
Rogers Mutter
Eman Lam
Carmen
Raymond Chow
Sammo Hung
Anthony Wong
Tsui Hark
Johnnie To
Screenplay: 
Susan Chan
Roger Lee
Sound: 
Tu Duu Chih
Camera: 
Yu Lik Wai
Editor: 
Kong Chi Leung
Manda Wai
Composer: 
Law Wing Fai
Decoration: 
Albert Poon
Costume: 
Boey Wong

Production: 
Bona Entertainment Company Focus Films Sil-Metropole Organisation
World Sales: 
Distribution Workshop Company
Format: 
DCP
Color

Reuniting superstar Andy Lau with his godmother Deanie Ip on the big screen for the first time in 23 years, A Simple Life is a moving story about the relationship between a young man and a family servant. Based on a true story, the film centres on Ah Tao, an amah (servant and nanny) who has worked for the Leung family for four generations. She lives with and takes care of Roger, a film producer who is the only member of the Leung household still living in Hong Kong. Roger returns home one day and finds Ah Tao unconscious after a stroke. Convinced she has becoming a burden, Tao resigns and moves into a retirement home. Ann Hui has always excelled when telling stories of everyday life. In A Simple Life, she delivers a rich and heartwarming drama that not only deals with the many abandoned old people in Hong Kong, but also exquisitely captures the unique relationship between the amah and the family for which she cares. (Giovanna Fulvi)