Ilo Ilo (2013)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Apr 4, 2014 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Singapore  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A troubled Singaporean family strive to adapt to life with their new maid, whose presence unexpectedly plunges the household into disarray during the onset of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Middle class parents Heck and Leng are preparing to welcome their second child when they hire Filipino immigrant Teresa (Angeli Bayani) to manage their household, and look after their unruly adolescent son Jiale. Surprisingly, after something of a rocky start to their relationship, Teresa and Jiale manage to find a common ground. Just as Teresa and her young charge begin to bond, however, the looming financial meltdown threatens to change everything.



family, financial-crisis, immigrant, maid