Cape No. 7 (Hai Jiao Qi Hao) Reviews
The story is unique and decently paced, though i do wish there is a little more chemistry development between the leading couple. Many characters that you found annoying at the beginning will grow on you, and the performance at the end is pretty touching as well. Also, i found the quality of the production gets better as the film goes on... from a rather outdated, goofy tone to a more polished, sentimental feel. Overall, while the film might not resonate as much for typical western audience as it did for me, it still is something film lovers might find interesting.
Though this movie is good, don't understand why this movie become the highest box office in Taiwan of the year. It maybe due to some resonance of characters that only Taiwanese can feel and understand from their histories or experiences.
i see how pre-kmt taiwanese support arises from resistance to modernity and allegiance to colonial japan, but the recent generations??? a result of buzz, a silly imagined community built upon deliberate political tactics of implanted social memory (and not experience), and a sad excuse that only a southern native country person could relate
its completely overrated, its success is really sad and pitiful, and FTR, the concert scene was an absolute disaster