A young student who finds himself attracted to his handsome male professor, is intent on getting close enough to him. It's an experience that transforms his life and comes to define his adult identity.

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Scud

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Scud, Scud
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Credited cast:
Adonis He Adonis He ... Hins (as Adonis)
Jackie Chow Jackie Chow ... Professor Ming
Ching-Man Chin Ching-Man Chin ... Swan (as Moe Chin)
Fiona Wang Fiona Wang ... Joy
Jie Shui Jie Shui
William Lo William Lo
Jung Jen Pao Jung Jen Pao
Eric Cheng Eric Cheng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gavin Philip Che Gavin Philip Che ... Joeys Cousin
Flora Cheung Flora Cheung ... Dominatrix
Calvin Mak Calvin Mak ... (as Kit-Fung Mak)
William Tang William Tang ... Judge
He Wong He Wong ... Lawyer
Vinci Wong Vinci Wong ... Prosecutor
Yin-chi Wong Yin-chi Wong ... Lawyer
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What can happen if Mishima Yukio meets Socrates? Hins, a dreamy boy who indulges in literature and thirsts for philosophy, is overwhelmed by a charismatic teacher Antonio, dragging his religious girlfriend Joey together into uncharted territories. The intriguing appearance of Swan, an elegant and intellectual lady, only adds to their entanglement of spirit and lust. Seemingly their love for art and wisdom would lead them to a surreal poetic life in an unrestrained Utopia amid the earthen world, yet what stands in the way is a lifetime secret and a lie of heart.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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I really liked it
2 October 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a university student in Hong Kong, who lives with his mother and has a Catholic girlfriend. One day, he attends a class on Greek philosophy, and he gets intrigued by the professor. Deeper and deeper, he is drawn into the mysterious world of sexual seduction.

"Utopians" is quite different from the recent Scud films. It has philosophical, religious and political elements in it, which is the first time for Scud's films. The story is told in a linear way, making it very easy to understand. The university Student, Hins, is very likable, and I think people can relate to him and his experiences of self discovery. The girlfriend is an interesting character too, and plays a pivotal role in the story. I like the ending, it is a bit of a surprise for me. The courthouse scene moved me to tears because it is very touching. I notice that several scenes are continuous long shots, such as the first scene, and also the beach scene where San Sebastian is tied up on a tree. The artistic elements in "Utopians" are pronounced, even for the non discerning eyes.

I also like the fact that there is a mix of Cantonese and Mandarin, and some speaking in their native language and some as a foreign tongue. I think this promotes acceptance and harmony within the divided Hong Kong, which is something that is somewhat related to the point of the film.

This film is accessible, light and engaging. I enjoyed it very much.


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Hong Kong | Thailand

Release Date:

2 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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