An elderly maid, who has taken care of the same family for nearly 60 years, suffers a stroke and decides to move into a nursing home. The youngest of the family, a successful movie producer who was practically raised by her, decides to put his career on hold and become her caretaker, switching their roles and in the last few months of her life, becoming her closest friend. A simple, lovely, deeply moving film.
Just as the title says, a simple portray of a heartwarming relationship between a young man and his old servant. Extraordinary performances from Andy Lau and Deannie Yip makes this even better. Simply touching without any melodramatic moments.
Breathtaking. By that I mean Roger Lee's emotionally poignant adaptation of his own personal story, Hui's realistic depictions of contemporary social and cultural issues as well as attitudes, (as usual) and the film's many comedic moments and in-jokes, juxtaposed with thought-provoking and touching scenes. Oh and of course- Deanie Ip's masterful portrayal of the titular Tao Jie.