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Director  Scud
Music director  Teddy Robin
Country  Hong Kong
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Scud
Writer  Scud
Language  Cantonese
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Release date  23 April 2009 (2009-04-23)
Initial release  April 23, 2009 (Hong Kong)
Cast  Osman Hung (Windson), Jackie Chow (Josh), Sean Li (Ivan), Yu Hong Lau (Nam)
Similar movies  Captain America: The First Avenger, The Last Witch Hunter, Jupiter Ascending, Pitch Perfect 2, The Avengers, The Matrix
Tagline  A daring soul admits his true color and natural sexuality in the order of love

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Permanent Residence (永久居留) is a 2009 Hong Kong film starring Sean Li and Osman Hung, and directed by acclaimed Hong Kong Chinese film-maker Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung, whose stage name is Scud. It explores several themes traditionally regarded as 'taboo' in Hong Kong society, in an unusually open, convention-defying way, and features full-frontal male nudity in several scenes. It is the second of five publicly released films by Scud. The four others are: City Without Baseball, released in 2008, Amphetamine in 2010, Love Actually... Sucks! in 2011, and his most recent, Voyage, in 2013. His sixth film, Utopians, has now been completed and awaits release, whilst his seventh, Naked Nation, is currently in production.


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The film explores the near true-life story of a young Chinese man (said to be a semi-autobiography of the film's writer/producer), who seeks a long-term relationship with a straight friend. The friend is aware of his inclination, and is happy to befriend him, but is very reluctant to express open affection for him or to become emotionally involved.


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Permanent Residence examines the limit of life, and is the first of a trilogy: the second, called Amphetamine, examines the limits of passion, while the third, known as Life of an Artist, examines the limits of art. Amphetamine was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival on 15 February 2010, and was also shown at the Hong Kong International Film Festival on 6 April 2010. The third film, Life of an Artist, has not yet been released.

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In the album book that accompanies the film, the director, Scud appears naked as he replaces Sean Li in the photos in an attempt to emphasize the semi-autobiographical nature of the film. Publicity videos accompanying the film also feature the full-frontal nudity of famous Hong Kong Chinese model Byron Pang, who was a contestant in the Mr. Hong Kong 2005 contest, and the film's director ('Scud'), himself. The film was said by critics to be both insightful and mournful as it reflects on the fleeting nature of love and mortality.


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  • Osman Hung as Windson
  • Sean Li as Ivan
  • Jackie Chow Tak Bong as Josh Aviv
  • Lau Yu Hong as Nam
  • Eva Lo as Eva
  • Wikipedia Chinese

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  • 永久居留 Permanent Residence
  • DVD & Blu-ray

    A Panorama Distribution (HK) edition of this film was released internationally on DVD on 5 October 2009 and on Blu-ray Disc on 4 August 2011. A US Blu-ray edition was released on 3 May 2011.


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