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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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Harry Lee
Qiu Lian Liu ...
Wife
A. Panneeirchelvam ...
Selvam
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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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fascinating undercurrents in this unique country
26 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A surprising film to come out of the country we think of as so squeaky clean. Certainly Singapore is not all fancy shops and malls but although when I visited, I saw plenty that was not as the brochures illustrate, I got no impression of such an underbelly as is portrayed here. Initially this is very difficult to watch. We are not sympathetic with the looser and wife abuser that is, Harry, played by Lim Kay Tong, with some gusto one must admit and we struggle at first with the English variants and sparse subtitles. Nevertheless as we move on and especially with the entry of the bad man's friend, played by A. Panneeirchelvam, we do get a sense that something rather ambitious is being attempted here. It is not entirely successful but the director deserves credit for trying to bring out the fascinating undercurrents in this unique country.


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