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Hái-kak chhit-ho (2008)

Hái-kak chhit-ho is a movie starring Van Fan, Chie Tanaka, and Min-Hsiung. 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 overview, first billed only:
... Aga (as Van)
... Tomoko
... Rauma
... Frog (as Wei-Min Ying)
... Malasun
... Old Mao (as Johnny C.J. Lin)
... Dada (as Joanne)
... Mingchu
... Aga's Stepfather
Bjanav Zenror ... Olalan - Rauma's Father
Hsiao-Lan Pei ... Aga's Mother
... Hotel Manager
Kôsuke Atari ... Teacher / Kousuke Atari
... 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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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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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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bringing hope to depressed souls!
4 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

By the time I watched this film, it has broken Taiwan's all time box-office record. Taiwan has no Hollywood, but for decades until recent years, it has produced dozens of movies every year. It's been the hub of Chinese-speaking film making industry and nurtured internationally renowned directors such as Hsiao-hsien Hou, Edward Yang and, of course, Ang Lee. That's why it's a surprise to see what the film has achieved because, whichever way you look at it, it fell short of many high standards set by its predecessors. It's by no means a bad movie though. A warm story executed reasonably well. The elements of romance and certainly music (Taiwan's pop music industry is also well developed) added to its viewing pleasure. Beautiful photography gives extra charms to the tropical town in the southern tip of the island. Acting wise not overall brilliant, but some roles depicting typical local characteristics are particularly lovable. Old Mao is the best example.

Perhaps the underlying reason for the film's popularity is something beyond its plot. Taiwan society, in recent years, has suffered from slow economy, isolation from the world as a result of "One China Policy", and especially the conflict between political parties within the island. People are tired. Tired of struggling to make a living in the big cities and tired of watching confrontations among politics everyday and night on TV. The simple small town lifestyle and good-willed characters demonstrated in the film remind people of the good old days. For two hours, it's like providing an escape for people who have long been trapped or bringing light to people who have long been live in dark. This film will represent Taiwan for the quest of Oscar's best foreign language film. It's not going to win. It's even unlikely to be nominated. But, maybe by accident, this film has achieved something that makes it bigger than winning prizes -- bringing hope to depressed souls!


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