Ba ma bu zai jia

爸媽不在家 [videorecording] = Ilo Ilo - Ba ma bu zai jia

Ilo Ilo

DVD | Chinese
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Branch Call Number: DVD MANDARI BA 1DISC
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 3
DVD video,NTSC
4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors (Original Script): 許家樂
陳天文
楊雁雁
陳哲藝
Alternative Title: Ilo Ilo [videorecording]

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jimg2000
Apr 09, 2018

(Unless you can comprehend Chinese or take time to google such region 3 DVD titles in English, you would not know what it is about. Thank goodness other foreign titles almost always include descriptions in English and consumers are not required to be fluent in French, German, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Japanese, Russian... )

Along with the usual family hardships during the 1997 Asian financial crisis in Singapore, it also explored the lives of Filipinas working as maids in Asian Tigers families that both parents were too harried working to “raise” their children.

From region 1 DVD container:

"Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day of the Lim family--troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Teck and Hwee Leng. Comfortably middle class and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again."

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tj_is_cool
Feb 04, 2017

The boy actor should get an award for his performance.

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