After 16 years, Hong Kong-based male erotic film auteur Scud (VOYAGE, UTOPIANS, AMPHETAMINE) is retiring from filmmaking with not one but two final artistic triumphs – APOSTLES and BODYSHOP. Both make their North American Premiere at Reeling, where Scud returns after the festival’s warmly received U.S. premiere screening of 2018’s ADONIS. In BODYSHOP the ghost of a young soldier bids farewell to his mother and travels the world to see his transgender sister. By possessing living bodies, he meddles with the romances of unfaithful lovers along the way in Taiwan, Japan, Spain, and Thailand. The ghost meets a male soulmate amid the massive protests of Hong Kong and they take shelter in a garage whose real purpose is sinister and unthinkable – a place where human bodies are treated in a way beyond moral limits. Renowned for his visually stunning and sexually frank movies, BODYSHOP once again finds Scud pushing the boundaries of filmmaking.
Content Warning: This film contains sexually explicit content and scenes of violent disturbing nature.?