Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ... See full summary »
About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.
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
This film gained incredible popularity because of the network effect on the Web. It did not top the Taiwanese cinema until the third week when words were widely spread on the Internet and the BBS. See more »
I, too, grew up partly in Taiwan and am now living in the States. I'm from South Taiwan, and quite often frequented the town here the movie takes place.
There are indeed a bunch of Taiwanese humor, and due to such may be difficult for those who are not so adjusted to the culture to understand.
The plot was touching, and environment VERY local--I'd even call it authentic. It's not exactly an OMG AMAZING script, as plenty of Japanese cartoon (anime), with which many Taiwnese are familiar with, and a lot of older Taiwnese stories that are based around the general plot. However, that is not to say the movie wasn't creative, as it is arguable that there are only 5 stories, and seemingly infinite ways to present them.
I personally loved the movie. It was touching, and admittedly, I cried--from flooding nostalgia of memories past.
Because the majority of the movie is based on Taiwanese culture, it is definitely a hard one to push internationally, especially in the western part of the world.
However, I felt that a movie like Cape No. 7 was long overdue in Taiwan, and believe that it is a first step for Taiwan to take to gain international footing in the movie industry.
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