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Cape No. 7 (2008)
"Hái-kak chhit-ho" (original title)

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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 ...
Dada
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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TWD 45,000,000 (estimated)
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Aga's motorcycle engine emits visible white smoke in the film. Albeit a genuine depiction of older bikes in the country, the registered vehicle was four years overdue in its scheduled emissions testing. See more »

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mixed identity
10 November 2008 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I can understand why this movie broke box office record in Taiwan, because it is truly a movie Taiwanese people can fully appreciate. But I doubt others can understand it and enjoy it as much.

As they say in Japan, the "common sense" in Japan is not the common sense in other countries. The characters in this movie seem to be doing things that are not thinkable or allowed in other countries. But in Taiwan, they are completely acceptable. Even though they are just subplots and do not affect the whole story, they may be confusing to non Taiwanese viewers. Especially there is a lose end to a very important part. If you can ignore these non essential parts, then you will enjoy the movie.

After the beginning mess, the movie stays focused. With every passing minute, draws you closer to the characters. In the end, the movie grows on you, after it's finished, you will want to see it again.

If the director gives it some editing, it can be a serious Oscar contender.


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