Director: WEI Te-Shen
100 minutes, Colour, 35mm, Fiction, 2008. Taiwan
Cast: Tanaka Chie, Ma Nien-Hsien, Van Fan
Production Companies: ARS Film Production
Distributors: BUENA VISTA FILM CO. LTD.
A young man with high hopes, Aga left Hengchun for Taipei to make good on his dream of becoming a singer in a band. After ten years of fruitless struggle, he returns home, his dream unfulfilled. Tomoko is a Japanese model asked to put together a local opening act for an upcoming beach concert to be held in Hengchun. However, recruiting the band members proves to be as difficult searching for the seven samurai. United by passion, music, and a mysterious package with an undeliverable address, Aga, Tomoko, and five other ordinary Hengchun residents come together and form an ordinary band that becomes an unbelievable phenomenon. A pop cultural sensation and the biggest box office hit in Mandarin Chinese language movie history, Cape No. 7 is a love story that transcends time, a love story happening in the here and now, and a love letter to Taiwan’s history, people, and way of life.
Festivals and Awards:
2008 Taipei Film Festival, Opening Film
2008 Taipei Film Festival, Million Award
2008 Asian Marine Film Festival in Makuhari, Best Film
2008 Hawaii Film Festival, Best Film
2008 Pusan International Film Festival,window of asia
2008 Golden Horse Awards, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Music, Best Original Film Song, Best Film of Year
2009 Festival international du film asiatique de Vesoul, International Competition
2009 32nd Annual Portland International Film Festival, Oscar Submissions
2009 33th Hong Kong International Film Festival, The Edward Yang New Talent Award