Permanent Residence

Ivan is an IT professional who works hard and has no time for dating. The young man is forced to come face-to-face with his sexuality when Josh from Israel asks if he is gay during a television talk show in which the two are guest speakers and a life-long friendship begins.

After entering the gay world, Ivan meets Windson, who professes to be straight. A curious friendship blossoms between the two involving many episodes of nude wrestling, swimming, embracing and sharing a bed. Though apparently attracted to the free-spirited Ivan, Windson insists on limiting their relationship.

When Windson announces he plans to wed his long-time girlfriend, Ivan is devastated and sets off on a journey of discovery that takes him from Israel to Thailand to Australia and finally back to Hong Kong.

  • Known As
    • Permanent Residence
    • 永久居留
    • Yong Jiu Ju Liu
  • Related Content
  • Country
    • Hong Kong
  • Category
    • Movie
  • Duration
    • 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Rating
    • 18+
  • Director
    • Scud Cheng
  • Screenwriter
    • Scud Cheng
  • Original Release Date
    • 23 April 2009
  • Main Characters
    • Jackie Chow Josh
    • Sean Li Ivan
    • Osman Hung Windson
  • Supporting Characters
    • Tom Price Jimmy
    • Jonathan Lee 
  • Guest Appearances
    • Scud Cheng

Tags: Romance, Life, Drama, Mature, Gay Guest Character, Gay Male Lead, Suicidal Tendencies, Grandma-Grandson Relationship, Mental Illness, LGBTQ+, Death, Nudity, Extreme Sexual Content, Unrequited Love