A Simple Life
Drama / Foreign Language
Director: Ann Hui
Running time: 118 mins Released: 3rd August 2012
About A Simple Life
Ever since she was a young girl, orphan Ah Tao (Deanie Ip) has worked as a servant for the Leung family. After 60 years of service, the only member of the family left in Tokyo for her to care for is the middle-aged Roger (Andy Lau), who works in the film industry. One day Ah Tao suffers a stroke, and Roger rushes her to hospital. She surprises him on her recovery by saying that she wants to retire and move into an old people's home. Roger finds one that he hopes will be right for her, but has some adjusting to do without Ah Tao at home preparing his meals and providing companionship. He visits her regularly and she tries to form friendships with other residents as they both come to terms with their new lives.