Yesterday after a birthday luncheon for my drummer fren, together w/his galfren & our frenz from bands, we went to catch a Taiwanese local movie called “Cape No. 7（海角七號）” starrin Van Fan（范逸臣）, Tanaka Chie（田中千繪）, Kousuke Atari（中孝介）, Johnny Lin C.J.（林宗仁）, Ming Hsiung（民雄）, Ying Wei-Min（應蔚民—夾子電動大樂團）, Ma Nien-Hsien（馬念先—糯米糰）, Joanne Yang（楊蕎安), Bjanav Zenror（丹耐夫正若）, Ma Ju-Lung（馬如龍）, Pei Hsiao-Lan（沛小嵐）, Chang Kuei（張魁）, Shino Lin（林曉培）, Lee Pei-Chen（李佩甄）, Chang Chin-Yen（張沁妍） & Rachel Liang（梁文音）.
Actually, I had been offered the gala premiere invites for this movie about 2 weeks’ ago from my senior colleague. But I rejected it coz (1) I am not a Van Fan （范逸臣） fan & I dunn really think he can act. (2) Although this movie has been hugely publicised, nominated for many awards & almost a box-office record-breakin movie wherever it was screened, it juz dinn really catch my attention & appeal to me in any way(s). (3) For my very very close frenz who’ve known me for long, will know about my fave nos – 7 & 12… especially “7”. As much as it’s history by now, I’m tryin to not pick this number that frequently… so yes, thatz also a bit of why I dinn really wanted to catch this movie. *Hahaha~ is that a weird reason?* Juz last week, I got offered by my senior colleague again to watch this movie. But still, I rejected her based on my first 2 reasons. But anyhow I juz contradicted my words w/my actions in the end & went to watch it today!
To my amazement, it turned out to be a really very nice movie w/great script & tight pace that keeps me ‘glued on’ w/o a hint of boredom! Cape No. 7（海角七號） is a love comedy about 7 people from different walks of life comin together to form a rock band w/in 3 days & that they were to perform 2 openin songs for a Japanese singer’s performance. The band’s lead vocalist whom works as a postman durin daytime, discovers a mail package containin 7 love letters from more than 60 years ago. Now besides fulfillin his lifetime’s dream, it’s also his duty to deliver this mail package to its rightful recipient.
This movie is written & directed by Wei Te-Sheng（魏德聖）, this is his debut full-length motion picture; previously he worked on movies such as Double Vision（雙瞳） & Mahjong（麻將）. The 3 main languages used in this movie are Hokkien, Chinese & Japanese, w/the 2 leading actor/actress havin minimal actin experience & some supportin casts are actually non-actors as they are musicians. The initial reception of this movie when it debut was juz moderate only, it was only after strong help from word-of-mouth thru blogs & forums that eventually brought record breakin results to this movie. *Muahahaha~ see the power of bloggin!? Kekeke~~~*