Roger (Andy Lau) is a successful movie producer. Ah Tao (Deanie Ip) has worked for Roger’s family as a nanny and maid over the course of four generations. When Roger comes home to find Ah Tao’s suffered a severe stroke and is unable to care for herself, he agrees to help her relocate to a nursing home.
He wants to help, but fears he’ll fail her. She needs his kindness, but doesn’t want to be a burden. As their roles reverse, he becomes her caregiver, and comes to understand how much she means to him.
One of 2012’s most heralded and treasured films, with cameo appearances from film luminaries such as Sammo Hung and Tsui Hark, A Simple Life has garnered multiple awards for Ann Hui (Best Director), Andy Lau (Best Actor), Deanie Ip (Best Actress), and Susan Chan (Best Screenplay). A Simple Life has also won Best Feature Film in multiple festivals and made film critics’ Top 10 lists all over the world.