Andy Lau and Deanie Ip in Ann Hui’s A Simple Life, which triggered a resurgence in social dramas by Hong Kong filmmakers.

Before Still Human and The Upside, 10 other great films about caregivers you need to watch

  • The Intouchables, Misery, The Elephant Man, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane – films both life-affirming and terrifying have focused on carers and their charges
  • Ann Hui’s A Simple Life, starring Andy Lau as a filmmaker caring for his family’s stroke-afflicted housemaid, triggered a resurgence in Hong Kong social dramas
Topic |   American films

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Andy Lau and Deanie Ip in Ann Hui’s A Simple Life, which triggered a resurgence in social dramas by Hong Kong filmmakers.
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Kim Hyang-gi and Jung Woo-sung in a still from Innocent Witness (category IIA; Korean), Lee Han’s film about an autistic witness to an elderly man’s death.

Innocent Witness film review: Kim Hyang-gi, Jung Woo-sung in life-affirming courtroom drama

  • Lawyer defending a housemaid accused of murdering her elderly employer wrestles with whether to put an autistic teenager on the witness stand
  • Deft and sensitive portrayal by Kim Hyang-gi of the autistic teenager earns the viewer’s sympathy
Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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Kim Hyang-gi and Jung Woo-sung in a still from Innocent Witness (category IIA; Korean), Lee Han’s film about an autistic witness to an elderly man’s death.
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