Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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A Simple Life
(Tao Jie)

by Ann HUI


The title specifies a characteristic Ann Hui favours more and more in her films. Based on Roger Lee’s true story (the film’s producer and co-scriptwriter) and a house maid here devoted to serving the Leung family and its last Hongkongese representative, Roger (Andy Lau), this simple life distils all the ingredients that could have made it into tearjerker. But by reversing the positions in the characters’ relationships, Ann Hui favours a subtle, discreet and otherly sensitive distance over melodramatic tropes. Her film was crowned with praise for this. JB

  • Titre français
    Une vie simple
  • Original title
    Tao Jie
  • Titre international
    A Simple Life
  • Scénario
    Susan CHAN, Roger LEE
  • Photo
    YU Lik-Wai
  • Montage
    KONG Chi-Leung, Manda WAI
  • Son
    TU Du-Chih
  • Musique
    LAW Wing-Fai
  • Interprétation
    Andy LAU, Deanie IP, QIN Hailu, WANG Fuli
  • Production
    Bona Film Group, Focus Films, Sil-Metropole Organisation
  • Ventes internationales
    Distribution Workshop :
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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