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A Simple Life
8.3
/10
1,152 Ratings

A SIMPLE LIFE

桃姐 | Tao jie | Tou ze

Directed by Ann Hui
Hong Kong, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

Ah Tao has worked for Roger’s family as a nanny and maid over the course of four generation. When Roger comes home to find Ah has suffered a stroke and is unable to care for herself, the roles reverse and he becomes her caregiver.

Synopsis

Ah Tao has worked for Roger’s family as a nanny and maid over the course of four generation. When Roger comes home to find Ah has suffered a stroke and is unable to care for herself, the roles reverse and he becomes her caregiver.

Our take

Ann Hui is a master who works in a lesser known and far less splashy corner of the convention-breaking 1980s new wave of Hong Kong filmmakers. With a fierce social concern and a love for melodrama, Hui here uses one of the world’s biggest stars in the most delicate of roles.