Teck loses his job as a salesman but doesn’t tell his pregnant wife. The couple’s son Jiale is a difficult child who doesn’t listen to anyone. Now he is forced to share a room with the family’s new Filipino maid Teresa. Mats Kolmisoppi at Helsingborgs Dagblad describes Ilo, ilo as ”a multifaceted little gem of film that with warmth and focus tells of a Singaporean family's tribulations during the economic crisis of the 1990s". Ilo, Ilo was Singapore's contestant for the Oscars in 2014 and the film also won Camera d'Or in Cannes.