Out on a theatrical release since last Friday (3rd August), Arrow Films', A Simple Life, has been confirmed for a Blu-ray release on November 19th.
The movie won a Best Actress Award for Deannie Yip at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and was Hong Kong's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the last Academy Awards.
Since her teenage years, CHUNG Chun-Tao has worked as an amah -- a servant -- for the Leung family. Known as Ah Tao, she witnessed every aspect of the family's life. Now, after 60 years of service, she is looking after Roger, who works in the film industry and is the only member of the family still resident in Hong Kong. One day Roger comes home from work to find that Ah Tao has suffered a stroke. He rushes her to hospital, where she announces that she wants to quit her job and move into a nursing home.
Giving ever more time and attention to Ah Tao's needs and pleasures, Roger comes to realise how much she means to him. Roger's mother visits from California and suggests reclaiming an apartment building the family owns to provide Ah Tao with a final home of her own. But Ah Tao's health begins to deteriorate rapidly.