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Ivan (Sean Li) is an IT professional who works hard and has no time for dating. The young man is forced to come face-to-face with his sexuality when Josh (Jackie Chow) from Israel asks if he is gay during a television talk show in which the two are guest speakers and a life-long friendship begins. After entering the gay world, Ivan meets Windson (Osman Hung), who professes to be straight. A curious friendship blossoms between the two involving many episodes of nude wrestling, swimming, embracing and sharing a bed. Though apparently attracted to the free-spirited Ivan, Windson insists on limiting their relationship. When Windson announces he plans to wed his long-time girlfriend, Ivan is devastated and sets off on a journey of discovery that takes him from Israel to Thailand to Australia and finally back to Hong Kong. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Nederlands
  • Polski
  • Greek
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Score: 6.6 (scored by 69 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Scud in Permanent Residence Hong Kong Movie (2009)
    Scud Screenwriter & Director


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Jun 14, 2017
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Overall 8.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
Sometimes I think my reviews are too generous, but I cannot give this movie any less than it deserves. Perhaps, I just happen to be too open-minded that issues like nudity, which most people find scandalous, doesn't bother me at all.

The story is really good. It is very realistic. I see it happening even while watching the film. However, the actors could have done better. I'm not saying the acting was a total crap, but they failed to properly relay the emotions from the characters to the viewer... or, perhaps it was the camera man that didn't capture them... or, perhaps the director intentionally made things ambiguous to the audience... or, perhaps I was just not paying much attention--UGH! This is why I have to watch it again sometime.

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  • Movie: Permanent Residence
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 6.6 (scored by 69 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 235

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