Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family. This is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region...Written by
Official submission of Singapore to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »
[pleasantly surprised, laughs]
How come you so clever... you know how to come up here?
It's not I clever, it's you stupid.
[looking over parapet, then in blithe insensitive manner]
The news say the man jump down from here one. But the view so nice, no wonder so many people come here and jump.
[pulls Jiale away from parapet and slaps him, then in emotional tone]
You think killing yourself is so funny, huh?
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