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Cape No. 7

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Cape No. 7 (2008)

129 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance - 22 August 2008
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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.

Director:  Te-Sheng Wei
Writers:  Te-Sheng Wei

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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.


Collections: Te-Sheng Wei

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Details

Official Website:  http://blog.pixnet.net/cape7
Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  22 August 2008

Box Office

Budget:  $16,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  ARS Film Production

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 09 min

Aga, a band singer, returns to Hengchun with frustration.

Cape No. 7 (海角七號; Hǎijiǎo Qī Hào) is a 2008 Taiwanese romantic musical drama film written and directed by Wei Te-sheng, his first full-length motion picture. The film is in Taiwanese and Mandarin with significant lines in Japanese. Before its commercial release, the film had its world premiere on 20 June 2008 at the 2008 Taipei Film Festival as the opening film. The film later won 3 awards at the festival.

Cape No.7 Movie Trailer

Prior to this film, the two leading actors Van Fan and Chie Tanaka only had minor acting experience while some of the supporting roles were filled by non-actors. Even without a strong promotional campaign, the film became hugely popular in Taiwan that on 1 November 2008 it became the second highest-grossing film in the country’s cinematic history, behind James Cameron’s Titanic. The film has grossed over US$13,804,531 since its release. It is also currently the highest grossing Taiwanese domestic film.

The film has won 15 awards to date, including 6 at the 2008 Golden Horse Awards. It was also Taiwan’s entry to compete in the 81st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, although it did not secure a nomination. [wikipedia]