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Directed by Umin Boya

Taiwan 2014 185 mins.

For every young baseball player in Japan, reaching Koshien, the Japanese High School Baseball Championship, is the ultimate dream. In the 1930s, when Taiwan was a Japanese colony, Koshien was also the dream of the hapless, multi-ethnic high school baseball team from rural Chiayi known as Kano, short for Kagi Agricultural and Forestry School. When a new coach reluctantly takes over, he turns the team and their entire town into believers that this winless team can reach a place they never thought possible. A true underdog sports story of living the dream, Kano was the winner of the Audience Award at both the 2014 Taipei and Osaka Asian Film Festivals. “Reps a landmark feat in the way it revisits Taiwan’s long-suppressed colonial past with great authenticity and resplendent style.”—Variety.

Genres: Drama



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