2014, 185 Min, OV w/ sub(eng&chi)
Director: Umin Boya
Screenwriters: Ruby CHEN, WEI Te-Sheng
Cast: TSAO Yu-Ning, Masatoshi NAGASE, Takao OSAWA, Maki SAKAI, Togo IGAWA
To such a group of farmer boys as the KANO team, to win the leading high school baseball championship “Koshien(甲子園)” in Japan was a goal far beyond their reach.
In 1928 when Taiwan was under Japanese occupation and governance, the KANO baseball team started simply as a club to improve students’ physical health. However, coach Kondo, giving them extremely rigorous training, would completely transform the young boys.
The utilization of the team’s multiethnic composition helped them chase their dreams. They were highly motivated. The mind to win got stronger even after numerous defeats. This determination drove them to win the local championship and proudly march into the baseball championship “Koshien(甲子園)”.
But this was not the end. How would they face the strongest opponents in the final? What would they do when their ace pitcher got wounded?
• Skype Q&A section with the director
• After screening Meetup – Free Taiwanese snacks are offered
2014 Golden Horse Awards – ”Audience Choice Award”, “FIPRESCI Prize”
2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival – “Audience Choice Award“
2014 Taipei Film Festival – “Audience Choice Award“
2014 Golden Horse Awards – “Best Feature Film“ (nomination)