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Release Date:
18 August 2005 (Singapore) See more »
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the dream of a simple man
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Whats in Harry's Closet See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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

Stefanie Budiman ... 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
Valtino Philenon Manen ... Football kid
Valvick Philenon Manen ... Football kid
Kevin Murphy ... Darius Lee
Jeye Neo ... Romeo Lee ssecurity guard
Wilson Ng ... Hotel Security
Timothy Nga ... Rich Young Wanker (as Timothy Ngah)
Emilie Oehlers ... Raneesha the Socialite
Apache Ong ... Poet
Chuen Boone Ong ... Big Boss (as 'Monster Man' Ong Chuen Boon)
Sunny Pang ... Angry Boy Lee
Benjamin Peters ... Vomiting boy
Victory Selvam
Catherine Tan ... Chlamydia Lee, bar Hostess
Kwang Pye Thein ... Khmer Rouger
Jonathan Whittle-Utter ... Road rage Victim

Directed by
Djinn 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Djinn  (as Ong Lay Jinn)

Produced by
Wai-Kin Chan .... executive producer
Damon Chua .... producer
Richard Eu .... executive producer
Juan Foo .... producer
Duncan Jepson .... producer
Keith Jepson .... executive producer
Ilyas Khan .... executive producer
Charmaine Li .... executive producer
Nissim Tse .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marcello De Francisci 
 
Cinematography by
Meng Hing Goh 
 
Film Editing by
Bin Li 
 
Production Design by
Andy Heng 
 
Makeup Department
Red Ngoh .... hair stylist
Red Ngoh .... key makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Kazz .... sound
Kazuo Sato .... sound
Boom Suvagondha .... assistant mix engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
King Li .... clapper loader
 
Editorial Department
Christine Cheung .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Marcello De Francisci .... music scoring mixer
 
Other crew
Julia Ng .... location manager
 

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Runtime:
Singapore:106 min | Singapore:107 min
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Singapore:M18 | Singapore:R(A) (original rating)
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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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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Whats in Harry's Closet, 7 May 2005
Author: Roger Anthony from United States

Saw this at the Village East in NY. The synopsis said TAXI DRIVER IN SINGAPORE. I figure if a film mentions taxi driver, it must have at least something worth watching because that is such a bold statement.

Good:Harry Lee by Kay Tong is no Deniro but he's no slouch either. I liked how they included English subtitles, kind of like with the British films, even though its still English. I didn't know Singaporeans swear that much! Bad: Mai was a little undeveloped, and some of the talking got a little long. Plus, when I watch a film called Perth, i expect more then 5 seconds of Perth, bloody hell! Also, this isn't really bad but I found the son character an interesting subplot.

Is it just me or do you also find the son character a little gay. I heard that the government openly outlaws homosexuality although many claim to be openly gay. The director obviously was feeling some censorship, and wanted to make a more subtle statement.

For one, its like ANG LEE's THE WEDDING BANQUET. We see Darrius the son, but not the wife, implying a marriage of convenience. Again interesting stuff, but perhaps was not realized because of Singapore environment and not because of the poor direction. Not to mention, how many times does one man have to say 'I love my son'? Overall: Worth watching. Not great, but doesn't waste your time, and is entertaining with lots of nice dark humor which I loved. Warning: the ending is pretty graphic in violence.

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