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Hái-kak chhit-ho (2008)

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.

Director:

Te-Sheng Wei

Writer:

Te-Sheng Wei (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Fan ... Aga (as Van)
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 Bjanav Zenror ... Olalan - Rauma's Father
Hsiao-Lan Pei Hsiao-Lan Pei ... Aga's Mother
Kuei Chang ... Hotel Manager
Kôsuke Atari Kôsuke Atari ... Teacher / Kousuke Atari
Wen-Yin Liang ... Young Koshima Tomoko
Yi-Hsuan Kuo Yi-Hsuan Kuo ... Dada's double
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Min Nan | Japanese | English

Release Date:

22 August 2008 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Cape No. 7 See more »

Filming Locations:

Hengchun, Ping-tung, Taiwan See more »

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Budget:

TWD 45,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ARS Film Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The rice wine "Malasun" depicted in the film is actually a virtual brand in the beginning; but at the time of the film's opening, the production company actually brought this wine into existence through cooperation with Hsin-Yi county farmer's association. See more »

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Enjoyable 2 Hours
3 November 2008 | by petsteph1See all my reviews

I live in Taiwan and saw this with English subtitles at my local cinema in Tainan. It's not a stunning movie but it is very engaging and charming and best of all depicts many of the charming and engaging qualities of this country. The storyline follows two love affairs - one of 60 years earlier and the other unfolding in the present day. The acting is fine, the humor works well, it is well photographed and the music that pulls several of the subplots together lifts the already high mood and tone into a moving climax.

I'm glad I saw it and feel I know Taiwan a little better through watching this movie - and spent 2 very enjoyable hours doing so.


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