A Simple Life

A Simple Life

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Original Name  桃姐
Official Release Date Jun 19, 2012
Starring Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Lawrence Ah Mon
Director Ann Hui
Screen Format Anamorphic Wide Screen
Video Format NTSC
Audio Dolby Digital
Language Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles Chinese, English
Year 2011
Running Time 118 minutes
Genre Drama
Version  Hong Kong
PAX-Code PAX0003909218
Catalog No.  PANCD1205060
Item Code  4895033776130


Based on real people and events, CHUNG Chun-Tao has worked as an amah-a servant- for the Leung family. 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 Tao has suffered from a stroke. He rushes her to hospital, where she announces that she wants to quit her job and move into a nursing home. Roger researches the possibilities and finds her a room in an establishment run by an old friend. Tao moves in and begins acquainting herself with a new “family”” the brisk but fundamentally kind 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 Tao’s needs and pleasures, Roger comes to realize how much she means to him. But Tao’s health begins to deteriorate rapidly…. The award winning A Simple Life is a smooth, fluid story that shows the heart warming relationship between an old maid and her young master. The old servant Tao has been like the air in Roger's life, the two got along smoothly without much communication. However, their journey to true understanding starts when Roger takes Tao to the elderly home. Instead of being looked after, he becomes the son that Tao never has. The simple plot proves to showcase the chemistry between Deanie Ip and Andy Lau. It also captures Ann Hui's special style of social realism at its best. 《桃姐》改編自真人真事,由最深入民心的「母子」演員組合葉德嫻、劉德華再度合作,演繹桃姐與少爺 Roger間沒有血緣卻宛若母子的真情,在生活中最平凡細膩處令人動容。桃姐 (葉德嫻飾) 是侍候了李家數十年的老傭人,把第二代少爺Roger (劉德華飾) 撫養成人。 Roger現今仍然獨身,作為電影製片人的他,工作繁忙,年邁的桃姐依然繼續悉心照顧 Roger 起居飲食,成為習慣。一天,桃姐在家中不知覺間暈倒,醒來時發現自己身在醫院,據診斷桃姐是中風了,必須利用物理治療儘量恢復活動能力。桃姐向Roger提出代她找一家老人院住下來。Roger在百忙工作中為桃姐四出找合適的老人院。桃姐入住老人院後,面對環境陌生,院友怪異的情況下,仍強裝鎮定,Roger趕至照應,桃姐更表現一切應付自如。Roger工作後常抽時間到老人院探望桃姐,主僕閒話家常一如母子,仍保持互相揶揄調侃的老習慣,桃姐口硬心甜,院友大為羨慕。一晚,Roger 帶桃姐參加電影首影禮,桃姐首次刻意打扮,取出收藏已久的名貴衣服赴會,院友也不禁讚美。首影禮上桃姐大開眼界,見到不少電影明星,然而最令桃姐感到有生之年已然無憾的,不是那位明星,而是相隨半生的 Roger...


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anthony2pokemon (33) on 19, Jul. 2012 18:42 (HKT)
heart warming movie
the best movie of andy lau i ever seen this year, he won best actor for this movie and he deserve it.... and also really like the bowl and chopsticks.
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