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Permanent Residence (2009) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region All

Hung Chi Kit (Actor) | Lau Yu Hong (Actor) | Sean Li (Actor) | Jackie Chow (Actor)
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Up-and-coming Hong Kong director Scud made a splash in 2008 with his debut feature City Without Baseball, a urban drama that's nominally about the Hong Kong Baseball Team but is more remembered for its gay undertones and full-frontal nudity scenes. Attaining a quick following and some notoriety for his open depiction of sexuality and the male body, Scud doesn't disappoint with his 2009 follow-up Permanent Residence, a heartwrenching gay love story that doesn't spare on the naked men or the postmodern brooding.

What's worse, a gay man who doesn't love you, or a straight man who loves you? Partly inspired by Scud's own life story, Permanent Residence follows Ivan (newcomer Sean Li) and his impossible love with the straight Windson (Osman Hung of EO2). Hitting it off after their first meeting in a sauna, Ivan and Windson develop an ambiguous, intimate relationship that follows them through years of ups and downs, fallouts and reunions. The two share a bond deeper than any other, but Windson cannot take the final step and reciprocate Ivan's physical love.

The first chapter in Scud's gay film trilogy, Permanent Residence situates its core story of pained love amid existential rumination and an almost amusing fascination with mortality, making the film as artistically intriguing as it is emotionally wrenching. Tech credits are top notch with Herman Yau as cinematographer and Teddy Robin on music. The film features location shooting in China, Thailand, Australia, and most notably Israel and the Dead Sea, which provide a crucial setting for the film's unexpected conclusion.

This edition comes with the 138-minute Director's Cut of the film and 61 minutes of bonus features, including making-of, Scud and Byron Pang photo album footage, and the trailer for Scud's upcoming Love Actually... Sucks!.

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Product Title: Permanent Residence (2009) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 永久居留 (Blu-ray) (未刪剪足本導演版) (香港版) 永久居留 (Blu-ray) (未删剪足本导演版) (香港版) 永久居留 (ディレクターズカット) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Permanent Residence (2009) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Hung Chi Kit (Actor) | Lau Yu Hong (Actor) | Sean Li (Actor) | Jackie Chow (Actor) | Herman Yau 洪智傑 (Actor) | 劉 裕康 (Actor) | 李 家濠 (Actor) | 周峻陞 (Actor) | 邱禮濤 洪智杰 (Actor) | 刘 裕康 (Actor) | 李 家濠 (Actor) | 周峻升 (Actor) | 邱礼涛 洪智傑 (オスマン・ホン) (Actor) | Lau Yu Hong (Actor) | 李家濠 (ショーン・リー) (Actor) | Jackie Chow (Actor) | 邱禮濤(ハーマン・ヤウ) Hung Chi Kit (Actor) | Lau Yu Hong (Actor) | Sean Li (Actor) | Jackie Chow (Actor) | Yau Lai To
Director: Scud 雲翔 云翔 雲翔 (スカッド) Scud
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: III
Duration: 138 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024269666

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Director: Scud

Shot in Israel, Japan, Australia, Thailand and mainland China, Permanent Residence is the life story of a man who indulges in thoughts of after life and passionately falls in love with a straight guy.

Ivan (Sean Li) has been searching an answer to a lifetime question: Where will we be after the present life?

On the way, he went through a difficult passion with Windson (Osman Hung), a straight guy, made a longtime friendship with Josh (Jackie Chow), a Palestinian, experienced the death of his beloved elderly, witness the wedding of his brother (Hong Lau) and the birth of a nephew. Eventually he designed a permanent residence at his own soil to host all his loved ones for the next life, in case there is any, while his friend Josh created a home at the Dead sea for those not so much loved.
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