A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.

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Credited cast:
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Coach Satô
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Coach Hyotaro Kondo
Chiao Chiao
Takao Ohsawa ...
Yôichi Hatta, the engineer
Man-Chiao Wang ...
So's grandmother
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Young Doctor - Jing's Husband
Tenma Shibuya ...
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Hsing-Chen Yeh ...
Ching
Ken Aoki ...
Jôsha Hiromi, soldier / pitcher from Hokkaidô
Maki Sakai ...
Mrs. Kondô
Yu-Ning Tsao ...
Meishô 'Akira' Go, the pitcher
Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen ...
Farmer (as Bamboo Chen)
Chi-An Wei
Judy Hsu ...
Eiko Kondo
Yun-Sheng Hsieh
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Under Japanese rule, an underdog high school baseball team from southern Taiwan defeats the heretofore superior northern teams and wins a rare opportunity to represent the colony in the 1931 empire-wide tournament. Comprised of Taiwanese, Taiwanese aboriginals and Japanese players, "Kanô," the Kagi Nourin School team, must integrate the ethnically mixed roster and make the best of its unique strengths to not just survive but thrive in the elite league. Written by Fuenping

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27 February 2014 (Taiwan)  »

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Кано  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Won, Audience Award, Osaka Asian Film Festival 2014. See more »

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Mr. Bird
Music by Suming Rupi
Lyrics by Chih-Hsiang Ma
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Although the CGI is not perfect, after you watch the the movie you will understand why that is not a problem. It is definitely the best picture of the year.
15 March 2014 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Unlike MLB, where baseball has already been commercialized, KANO shows us the true spirit of the game. From the director of "Seediq", KANO takes us back to a time that playing ball was sacred. With a nearly perfect rhythm and strong story, the filmmakers have shown us how the spirit of baseball can turn players from three different races into one strong team. From every setting to the music of the movie, it is not hard to see they had put their hearts in to the film. This is a movie that can bring you tears of joy as well as warm your heart. The intensity of the games can make you cry and cheer. Most importantly, it's a movie that teaches you to never give up and fight to the end, no matter what the outcome is. Although the CGI is not perfect, after you watch the the movie you will understand why that is not a problem. It is definitely the best picture of the year.


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