After the initial uprising at Wushe, Mona Rudao faces an unwinnable guerrilla war against the militarily superior Japanese plus fierce rival Seediq clans. He and his followers must fight ... See full summary »
An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them.
A Taiwanese boy joins gymnastics at school and has talent for it. His mother forces him to stop and help with the family business. He goes on a downward spiral of fighting etc. Hitting rock bottom he decides to pursue his dream again.
College freshman Si-Ying gets a part-time job at a coffee shop. She falls for Ze Yu, a guy who always sits in the same spot at the shop. Meanwhile, A-Tuo, a college senior develops feelings towards Si-Ying, who only sees him as a friend.
A delivery Boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with "water birds" and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursue their dreams and take their relationship to the next level.
Set in 1980s Taiwan, after the end of military dictatorship, Monga centers around the troubled lives of five boys coming of age together. The narrator of the story, Mosquito, is invited to ... See full summary »
When Wan (Kimi Hsia) returns home from Taipei with both a failed modeling career, and an enormous amount of debt, she finds that misfortune has also befallen her family's restaurant, which ... See full summary »
Xiao Zhen is a 16-year-old girl who just wants to lead a typical teenage high school life. But, born with the ability to see spirits, her life will never be normal. Xiao Zhen must juggle ... See full summary »
Country bumpkin Haruko only ever wanted to become a geisha, like her now-deceased mother. Initially rebuffed for lack of references, Haruko's strong accent intrigues a linguistics professor, who undertakes to coach her.
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
Won, Audience Award, Osaka Asian Film Festival 2014. See more »
The Kano players exited the stadium was mobbed by a group of reporters after their big win in completely clean uniforms. This is impossible since the players played hard and got dirty throughout the game. See more »
Although the CGI is not perfect, after you watch the the movie you will understand why that is not a problem. It is definitely the best picture of the year.
Unlike MLB, where baseball has already been commercialized, KANO shows us the true spirit of the game. From the director of "Seediq", KANO takes us back to a time that playing ball was sacred. With a nearly perfect rhythm and strong story, the filmmakers have shown us how the spirit of baseball can turn players from three different races into one strong team. From every setting to the music of the movie, it is not hard to see they had put their hearts in to the film. This is a movie that can bring you tears of joy as well as warm your heart. The intensity of the games can make you cry and cheer. Most importantly, it's a movie that teaches you to never give up and fight to the end, no matter what the outcome is. Although the CGI is not perfect, after you watch the the movie you will understand why that is not a problem. It is definitely the best picture of the year.
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