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Perth is the journey into the heart of Harry Lee, a 51-year-old part-time security guard and taxi driver. He belongs to a redundant generation, eclipsed by a fast-paced, elitist society ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kay Tong Lim ...
Harry Lee
Qiu Lian Liu ...
Wife
A. Panneeirchelvam ...
Selvam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Aspes ...
Road rage Victim
Boeing ...
Faithful
Boy ...
MC jufti Security Guard
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Neighbor's Maid (as Stephanie Budiman)
Ivy Cheng ...
Mai
Charmaine Chua ...
Cheap Slut
Stepharn Girodot ...
Charles the Curious Frenchman
Justin Guariglia ...
Dog owner
Gene Ho ...
Nerdy Soldier on bus
Zahir Hussein ...
Smug Bouncer
Steven Lee ...
Khmer Rouge Officer
Colin Loh ...
Bus Driver
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Perth is the journey into the heart of Harry Lee, a 51-year-old part-time security guard and taxi driver. He belongs to a redundant generation, eclipsed by a fast-paced, elitist society that is mesmerized with education and status. Harry desires to leave the antiseptic streets of Singapore for his paradise on earth in Western Australia. His attempt to migrate is complicated when he takes on a job ferrying prostitutes. This evokes painful memories from his past. When he takes an unhealthy interest in a Vietnamese prostitute, it awakens a dark and dangerous attempt at personal redemption. The film tackles an extremely topical issue of emigration in Singapore. It is peppered by denizens of the underbelly of Singapore society, reflecting the multicultural idiosyncrasies of a seemingly pristine city. More importantly, it is a personal journey of a flawed man in a society that does not tolerate failure. As such, Harry s rant and anger - directed at anyone and anything, but himself - is ... Written by Anonymous

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the dream of a simple man

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18 August 2005 (Singapore)  »

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SGD 350,000 (estimated)
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Lim Kay tong's character Harry Lee is named after Singapore's founding Prime minister Lee Kuan Yew who was born Harry Lee Kuan Yew. See more »

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Perth
26 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this while I was studying in Singapore. One of my friends just told me its playing here in LA at a festival so I am going to check it out. I thought the film itself was put together really well and it puts you in the mind of Harry Lee. I think we can all relate of having a 'Perth' we can run too and escape all our problems. My only gripe is I wished they would have shown more of Perth itself. However, this is probably the closest you'll see of Geylang and the seedy area's of Singapore on film. I felt that some of the dialogue was hard follow if you haven't been to Singapore, but it is mostly in English and I didn't have a problem understanding. I liked it.


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