A Simple Life

A Simple Life

  • Director: Ann Hui
  • Writer: Susan Chan,Roger Lee
  • Countries of origin: Hong Kong
  • Language: Cantonese, English, Mandarin
  • Release date: March 9, 2012
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: 桃姐
  • "A Simple Life" is a literary and artistic film produced in 2012, directed by Ann Hui , co-starred by Ip Tak Han , Andy Lau , Fuli Wang , Amanda , Paul Chun , Anthony Perry and others   . The film premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival on September 5, 2011, and the heroine won the best actress of the Venice Film Festival   .
    The movie is a movie named after a person. It tells a young master Roger ( Andy Lau ) who grew up in a big family and takes care of Oneself since childhood ; Self; Own; A Simple Life ( Ip Tak Han ) , a domestic helper who grew up in One's own A touching "special relationship between mother and child" occurred during the period.


    • Release date March 9, 2012
    • Production companies Bona International Film Group, Focus Films, Sil-Metropole Organisation

    Box office


    CN¥30,000,000 (estimated)

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    • By Keegan 2022-12-31 22:37:43

      Sister Tao's "positive energy"

      Xu Anhua's films often have a special sense of emotional substitution. The short life of a parent makes people feel ordinary and great, and it touches you unconsciously. Such as the surging loneliness and family affection in "Days and Nights in Tianshuiwei"; such as the heartwarming spiritual core under the shell of a cliché story in "The Thief of the Years". Yes, Xu Anhua's films often express family affection and warmth in a melancholy tone of life with the emotion of "laughing in tears". In...

    • By Keenan 2022-12-30 15:25:59


      A movie I saw a few years ago, I turned it over and watched it again today, maybe because of the experience in the past few years, it has added another touch. When I watched this film back then, it was entirely because of Andy, which carried too many memories of my youth. At that time, I just felt that Andy was getting old. I read some film reviews and followed the trend and sent some emotions, but not from Inner emotion.
           I rewatched this film today, and I feel different. Sister Tao...

    • By Fanny 2022-12-28 04:09:56

      His body towards me is also the same - "Sister Peach"

      The movie "Sister Peach" should really be seen in theaters. Not to talk about the viewing effect, but because such a good film is qualified to make me pay the ticket price to show respect.

      Ye Dexian's acting skills are really consummate. Carrying a vegetable basket, taking trembling steps, accompanied by a trembling smile, he took out his presbyopic glasses, put on a coat, and carefully selected seafood one by one... There is no trace of performance, the most...

    • By Zechariah 2022-12-27 17:27:30

      old age, sad

      Hui Anhua is a loyal practitioner of the Hong Kong New Wave. The two films I have seen continue this same lineage. The English name is more appropriate, a simple life, you see, this is the life of most people.

      At the beginning of the year, I watched a TV series about the life of the elderly, and it was also a silent sad reminder like the bleak autumn wind. Perhaps, the unhappiness that can be said is not a tragedy. The real tragedy is silent.

      In fact, it is not just the...

    • By Laverna 2022-12-26 17:58:47

      Does the marriage system really guarantee women?

      Sister Tao never married and worked as a maid in Roger's house for a lifetime. According to the mainstream view of Chinese society, the evening scene of a woman like Sister Tao, who has no children and no husband, must be bleak. In fact, Sister Tao's later years were not bad. In order to find a suitable nursing home for her, Roger, the adopted son, ran around, inquired carefully, and paid all the expenses; Sister Tao did not forget to greet her when she was admitted to the nursing home, and...

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    • By Romaine 2023-03-02 02:05:00

      True love warms the...

    • By Marley 2023-02-25 18:10:41

      Warm and emotional people are full of all kinds of details of life. In fact, the film is not about conveying the relationship between master and servant or respecting the old and caring for the young. I like this tune, and in fact, the film doesn't focus on the dark side of social issues, it's still very...

    • By Erna 2023-02-05 09:19:48

      There is never a lack of...

    • By Stuart 2023-02-01 23:05:15

      Grateful, moved,...

    • By Ethyl 2023-01-21 20:37:34

      Not sensational, marketized, "big handsome guy" is only "ambiguous" with "big beauty" this time. Ye Dexian and Andy Lau's performances are really superb. I was deeply impressed by several scenes, such as the discussion of marriage in the park, such as calling Sister Tao after eating beef tongue... It's really comfortable to...

    Movie plot

    The Simple Life A ( Ip Tak Han decoration ) is the Li serve decades-old maid, the second generation of Master Roger ( Andy Lau ornaments ) brought up. Roger worked as a film producer and was still single in his fifties. A Simple Life also continued to take care of Roger and became a habit. One day, A Simple Life went to the market to buy groceries as usual, went back to the apartment to cook soup, and made a table full of meals. While...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    The film is the tenth film co-authored by Ip Tak Han and Andy Lau. The last collaboration of " Prince Charming " was in 2000.
    "A Simple Life" is the first Hong Kong film to be filmed after Amanda obtained the "Hong Kong Identity Card" through the Talent Program.
    The film was shortlisted for the 68th Venice Film Festival competition, and the heroine Ip Tak Han won the title of Venetian actress with the....
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    Box office revenue

    The film was screened in Mainland China on Women's Day on March 8, 2012, with a total of 36 million in the first four days, of which the box office on the first day exceeded 13 million, beating the American blockbuster " War Horse " of the same period   . In the second week, it received 22.2 million times and continued to rank second in "Alien Battlefield", with a total of 55.2 million in 11 days. In the third week, it received 8.9...
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    The wonderful performances of Ip Tak Han and Andy Lau in "A Simple Life" were generally praised by the audience. In order to be more compatible with old dramas like Ip Tak Han, and to match the overall charm of the movie, Andy Lau even tried to get rid of it. The strong "star flavor" interprets Oneself; Self; Own; One's own as out-and-out ordinary people. In addition, dozens of guest appearances in the film also have very exciting...
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