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Kano (2014)

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

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Credited cast:
... Coach Satô
... Coach Hyotaro Kondo
Takao Ohsawa ... Yôichi Hatta, the engineer
... Farmer
... Ching
... Tsai Chao-Chao
Tenma Shibuya ... Representitve of ctizen
Ken Aoki ... Jôsha Hiromi, soldier / pitcher from Hokkaidô
... Young Doctor - Jing's Husband
... So's grandmother
... Eiko Kondo
Maki Sakai ... Mrs. Kondô
... Meishô 'Akira' Go, the pitcher
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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 »

Goofs

Some obvious modern clothing (particularly the ball caps) are used throughout. See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Bird
Music by Suming Rupi
Lyrics by Chih-Hsiang Ma
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Even everyone who's NOT into baseball and/or Japanese movies, you have to see this movie!
8 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

The movie Kano (2014) is about the Taiwanese/Japanese baseball team who never won any baseball game, but their new manager is trying to live up their ultimate dream: play in the 'Koshien' stadium, where Japanese high school teams play finals in the national baseball league. Kano is an extraordinary movie that shows the true meaning of team spirit, friendship, and the original way how baseball (or any sport) SHOULD be played with team spirit, dedication and no commercialism. It shows the true life of a simple Taiwanese baseball team in high spirits. Friendship between teammates, love between families, love for the game. This makes one hell of a movie. A MUST SEE!


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