A Simple Life (2012)

 ●  Cantonese ● 2 hrs 42 mins

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An unmarried man decides to care for his maid servant who had served his family for decades after learning that she had suffered a stroke.
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Cast: Andy Lau, Deannie Yip

Crew: Ann Hui (Director), Nelson Yu Lik Wai (Director of Photography), Wing Fai Law (Music Director)

Rating: PG (Singapore)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 09 Mar 2012 (Hong Kong), 17 Sep 2016 (Singapore)

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Did you know? 'A Simple Life', was Hong Kong's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 84th Academy Awards 2012 Read More
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as Roger
as Ah Tao
Special Appearance
as Guest at Premiere
as Grasshopper - Elderly home's owner
as Bing
as Cleaning Lady Interviewee A
as Vincent
as Filmmaker
as Clergyman
as Felicia Chow
Special Appearance
as Hao Ning
as Director Tsui
as Guest at Premiere
as Guest at Premiere
as Madame Lo
as Ah Chun - Roger's high school buddy
as Receptionist at Investment Bank
as Raymond Chow
as Director Hung
as Roger's high school buddy
as Air-conditioning Fixer
as Guest at Premiere
Special Appearance
as Hengzi
as Old Lady
as Mobster A
as Nurse B
as Jason
as Cleaning Lady Interviewee licant B
as African Escort
as Aunt Kam's daughter
as Carmen - Roger's assistant
as Roger's mother
as Ms. Choi
as Singer
as Prostitute
as Guest at Party
as Doctor
as Sharon
as Uncle Kin
as Aunt Kam
as Mobster B
as Yunnie
as Mui
as Guest at Premiere
as Receptionist at Elderly Home
as Headmaster - Resident at Elderly Home
as Cleaning Lady Interviewee C
as Emcee
as Guest at Premiere
as Mui's Mother
as Elderly home visitor


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Dolby Digital
Red One
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat), 2.35:1
The film had received a small release in Hong Kong in September 2011 in order to qualify for the 84th Annual Academy Awards

'A Simple Life', was Hong Kong's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 84th Academy Awards 2012

Andy Lau and Deanie Ip were chosen in part because of their close relationship to one another as Ip is Lau's godmother and had already played his mother in several films