Search a film or person :
A Simple Life is a Hongkongais film of genre Drama directed by Ann Hui released in USA on 13 april 2012 with Andy Lau

A Simple Life (2011)

桃姐, táo jiě

A Simple Life
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 13 april 2012
Length 1h58
Directed by
OriginHong kong
Genres Drama,    Comedy
Rating74% 3.747863.747863.747863.747863.74786

A Simple Life (Chinese: 桃姐; Jyutping: Tou4 Ze2), also known as Sister Peach, is a 2011 Hong Kong drama film directed by Ann Hui and starring Andy Lau and Deanie Ip. Ip, in the titled role as Sister Peach, won the Best Actress Award at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. Originally, Hui considered retiring after making this film. However, due to the film's success, Ann Hui changed her mind and is considering other projects.

Lau and Ip had not worked together since 1999's Prince Charming. Production of the film officially began during Chinese New Year. It was filmed in Mei Foo Sun Chuen. Production was wrapped on 6 April 2011 after two months of filming. The film competed in the 68th Venice International Film Festival. It was also selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.
A Simple Life was an official selection for competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival, where it won 4 awards. Deanie Ip won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress for her role in this film. She is the first Hong Konger to win this prize. In March, she also became the first Hong Konger to win the Asian Film Award for Best Actress. At the same event, director Ann Hui became the first female to win the Lifetime Achievement Award. At the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards Ceremony, A Simple Life won 5 major prizes (film, director, screenplay, actor, actress), repeating what happened with Hui's Summer Snow in 1996. Ann Hui has won Best Director (4 times) more than anyone else at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Ip is the oldest Best Actress recipient (64 years old at the time of her win).


Roger Leung (Andy Lau), an unmarried middle aged Hong Kong film producer lives with Chung Chun-to (Deanie Ip), a maidservant who has worked for his family for decades. Returning home after a business trip, Roger discovers To on the floor and calls for an ambulance. At the hospital, Roger discovers that To has had a stroke but rather than ask for rehabilitation, To decides she wants to retire and asks to be put in a nursing home. While looking for a nursing home Roger discovers one nearby that is owned by his friend. He installs To there and visits her in between his production jobs. While visiting To, he tells her friends and neighbours that he is her god son in order to explain their connection.


Trailer of A Simple Life

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to A Simple Life

There are 271 films with the same actors, 24 films with the same director, 85534 with the same cinematographic genres (including 11570 with exactly the same 2 genres than A Simple Life), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked A Simple Life, you will probably like those similar films :
Our Time Will Come, 2h10
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Deannie Yip, Masatoshi Nagase, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Guo Tao, Jiang Wenli
Rating63% 3.192343.192343.192343.192343.19234
Dans les années 40 pendant l'Occupation japonaise de Hong Kong, des mouvements de résistance s'organisent pour lutter.
Zodiac Killers, 1h37
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Andy Lau, Cherie Chung, Jun'ichi Ishida, Kyōko Kishida
Rating54% 2.716192.716192.716192.716192.71619
Ben, un étudiant hongkongais à Tokyo rencontre Tieh-Lan, une jeune chinoise qui travaille comme hotesse dans un bar de Shinjuku. Il se trouve bientôt confronté au monde des yakuzas.
Boat People, 1h51
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama
Actors George Lam Chi Cheung, Andy Lau, Cora Miao
Rating75% 3.7917953.7917953.7917953.7917953.791795
The film is shown through the point of view of a Japanese photojournalist named Shiomi Akutagawa (Lam). Three years after covering Danang during the communist takeover, Akutagawa is invited back to Vietnam to report on life after the war. He is guided by a government minder to a New Economic Zone near Danang and is shown a group of schoolchildren happily playing, singing songs praising Ho Chi Minh.
Visible Secret, 1h38
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Ghost films
Actors Eason Chan, Shu Qi, Anthony Wong, Sam Lee, Wayne Lai, Kara Hui
Rating58% 2.908312.908312.908312.908312.90831
Peter, a hairdresser, meets June, a nurse, at the disco one night and she becomes his girlfriend. She claims to have a spiritual "third eye" which allows her to see ghosts. As they become closer to each other, Peter starts to encounter visions of ghosts. After a vacation at a holiday resort, June befriends a boy in the neighbourhood. One day, Peter and June visit the boy at his house, and Peter is horrified to see that the boy's mother is under attack by two vicious ghosts, who are fighting for possession of her body. The boy is later found dead. Meanwhile, Peter's father commits suicide in hospital under strange circumstances.
The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, 1h51
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Siqin Gaowa, Chow Yun-fat, Zhao Wei, Lisa Lu
Rating67% 3.3921753.3921753.3921753.3921753.392175
Ye Rutang (Siqin Gaowa), a single-living woman in her late fifties, struggles to maintain a dignified life amid the dangers of Shanghai. Living alone in an apartment, she endures gossipy neighbor Mrs Shui (Lisa Lu) and her pampered cat. She is pragmatic, frugal and self-reliant, but her old-fashionedness and trusting nature make it difficult for her to fit into Shanghai society.
Summer Snow, 1h41
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Roy Chiao, Josephine Siao, Ann Hui, Manfred Wong, Stephen Fung, Tseng Chang
Rating77% 3.879313.879313.879313.879313.87931
Summer Snow tells the story of the relationship between a widower with Alzheimer's disease and his daughter-in-law, May Sun, who is a housewife in her forties trying cope with the upheavals in her family. Her supportive mother-in-law has just died and her husband, who is a driving test examiner, is not giving her the support.
The Golden Era, 2h57
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Tang Wei, Wang Zhiwen, Hao Lei, Yuan Quan, Tian Yuan, Ding Jiali
Rating64% 3.203163.203163.203163.203163.20316
Xiao Hong et Xiao Jun font partie des plus importants écrivains de la littérature chinoise du XX siècle.
The Truth
The Truth (1988)
, 1h56
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Kathy Chow, Paul Chun, Shing Fui On, Kirk Wong
Rating68% 3.4198753.4198753.4198753.4198753.419875
Raymond Lau (Andy Lau) is a young lawyer who grew up in an orphanage who fought a lawsuit for a prostitute Lau Wai Lan (Deanie Ip), but he still did not know that Wai Lan is his mother.