This could be considered the best film from Asia to be released last year. The story of an ageing housekeeper who looks after Roger a film producer and his apartment.
She has been with his family in Hong Kong since his childhood and when she has a stroke decides she wants to be in a retirement home. Roger takes it upon himself to ensure her care as she has cared for him and places her in a home run by his corrupt rent collector. Roger is not an especially sympathetic character, remaining reserved, and there is no redemptive purpose to the story.
Nevertheless it is a tear jerker, but a thoughtful and perceptive one. As we are becoming used to, the central older, lady of this Asian tale is brilliantly performed.
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