China Lion Film Distribution | Release Date: April 12, 2012
Summary: Since her teenage years, Chung Chun-Tao has worked as an amah – a servant – for the Leung family. Known as Ah Tao, she witnessed every aspect of the family’s life. Now, after 60 years of service, she is looking after Roger, who works in the film industry and is the only member of the family still resident in Hong Kong. One day Roger comes home from work to find that Ah Tao has suffered a stroke. He rushes her to hospital, where she announces that she wants to quit her job and move into anursing home. Roger researches the possibilities and finds her a room in an establishment run by an old friend. Ah Tao moves in and begins acquainting herself with a new ‘family’: the brisk but fundamentally kindly supervisor Ms Choi and a motley crew of elderly residents, including the dapper Uncle Kin, the jealous Auntie Kam, the erudite ‘Headmaster’ and the good-hearted dialysis patient Mui Gu. Giving ever more time and attention to Ah Tao’s needs and pleasures, Roger comes to realise how much she means to him. Roger’s mother visits from California and suggests reclaiming an apartment building the family owns to provide Ah Tao with a final home of her own. But Ah Tao’s health begins to deteriorate rapidly. [China Lion Film Distribution]
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Runtime: 118 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.asimplelifemovie.com/
Production: Focus Films
Genres: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Director Credit
Ann Hui Director
Writer Credit
Susan Chan Writer
Yan-Lam Lee Writer
Cast Credit
Andy Lau Roger
Angela Baby Guest At Premiere
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang Grasshopper - Elderly Home's Owner (Special Appearance)
Chapman To Dentist (Special Appearance)
Chi-san Chan Jason
Deannie Yip Ah Tao
Dennis Chan Vincent
Elena Kong Aunt Kam's Daughter
Eman Lam Carmen - Roger's Assistant
Felicia Chow Herself (Guest Appearance)
Fuli Wang Roger's Mother
Hailu Qin Ms. Choi
Lan Law Cast
Lawrence Ah Mon Ah Chun - Roger's High School Buddy
Man-sze Yu Sharon
Paul Chun Uncle Kin
Pik Kee Hui Aunt Kam
Queenie Chu Receptionist At Investment Bank
Raymond Chow Himself (Guest Appearance)
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo Director Hung
So-ying Hui Mui
Suet-Fa Kong Receptionist At Elderly Home
Sui-man Chim Roger's High School Buddy
Tin Leung Headmaster - Resident At Elderly Home
Tyson Chak Air-Conditioning Fixer
Wing-Chiu Chan Guest At Premiere
Producer Credit
Andy Lau Executive Producer
Ann Hui Producer
Dai Song Executive Producer
Dong Yu Executive Producer
Hao Zhang Line Producer
Hong Tat Cheung Associate Producer
Jeffrey Chan Administrative Producer
Nansun Shi Associate Producer
Pui-wah Chan Producer
Simon Li Administrative Producer
Stephen Lam Associate Producer
Yan-Lam Lee Producer
Yeung-Ping Sze Line Producer
Yue Ren Administrative Producer