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Cape No. 7 (2008)

Hái-kak chhit-ho (original title)
A unusual group of people in a village on the coast of Taiwan form a band to perform at a beach concert, while the lead singer searches for the intended recipient of 7 lost love letters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van ...
Aga
Chie Tanaka ...
Tomoko
Min-Hsiung ...
Rauma
Wei-min Ying ...
Frog (as Wei-Min Ying)
Nien-Hsien Ma ...
Malasun
Johnny Chung-Jen Lin ...
Old Mao (as Johnny C.J. Lin)
Joanne Yang ...
Dada (as Joanne)
Shino Lin ...
Mingchu
Ju-Lung Ma ...
Aga's Stepfather
Bjanav Zenror ...
Olalan - Rauma's Father
Hsiao-Lan Pei ...
Aga's Mother
Kuei Chang ...
Hotel Manager
Kôsuke Atari ...
Teacher / Kousuke Atari
Wen-Yin Liang ...
Young Koshima Tomoko
Yi-Hsuan Kuo ...
Dada's double
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Aga, a band singer, returns to Hengchun with frustration. Tomoko is a Japanese model assigned to organize a local warm-up band for the Japanese super star beach concert. Together with other five ordinary Hengchun residents who were not expected to be great or anything, they formed an impossible band. Written by Christa cheya@url.com.tw

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22 August 2008 (Taiwan)  »

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Cape No. 7  »

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TWD 45,000,000 (estimated)
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The film represented Taiwan to compete in the Best Foreign Film category of the Oscar Academy Award 2009, but unfortunately it was not nominated. See more »

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poorly done
4 February 2009 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Pleasant reviews on this movie prompted me to watch it. I had expected an enjoyable heart warming comedy but it didn't turnout this way. I really tried to enjoy it but found myself hitting the fastforward button from impatience. I've watched some excellent Taiwanese movies and this had to be thrown to the other far end. Poor character development (The sub-characters didn't even have their closure), screenplay, very very poor direction and some very bad acting. The story isn't original although the small seaside town setting is nice plus the focus on the indigenous Taiwanese. I felt the director was really trying to hard to convey multiple story lines across which fell completely flat for me. I don't really understand why the tie in with a mysterious letter from Japan. It made the movie so much more disjointed with the poor direction, acting, editing etc. Should have just kept it simple.


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