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English / Mandarin / Tagalog
Jiale is a spoilt, naughty young boy growing up in Singapore in the late 1990s. With his parents’ relationship already strained and another baby on the way, the family hire a Filipino immigrant, Teresa, to help with housework and childcare. Threatened by this outsider living in his home Jiale initially bullies and insults his new nanny, but over time the pair form a strong bond that helps them each cope during a stressful, confusing period. However the financial crisis engulfing the entire country eventually hits the family and threatens to disrupt their friendship. This subtle, absorbing film captures the difficulties of family life with a moving accuracy that many viewers will relate to.
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