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'Kano' team thanks fans for box office success
Central News Agency
2014-03-08 10:04 PM
Taipei, March 8 (CNA) The cast and crew of Taiwanese baseball drama "Kano" thanked local moviegoers Saturday for their support as the film's box office receipts rose to NT$105 million (US$3.4 million) in Taiwan as of Friday night since opening in theaters on Feb. 27. The team, having returned to Taiwan from the movie's international premiere at the Osaka Asian Film Festival on Friday, visited theaters in Taipei and Taoyuan to thank audiences. "We are a team, and the achievement came as a result of our teamwork," said the movie's director, Ma Chih-hsiang. Ma said he was both happy and anxious over the results, and he expressed the hope that more people could go see the movie, which tells the story of an unsung baseball team from Chiayi Agriculture and Forestry Public School, known as "Kano" in Japanese. Set in 1931 when Taiwan was a Japanese colony, the film chronicles the rigorous training the players underwent as they prepared to travel to Japan for the Koshien tournament, Japan's most prestigious high school baseball tourney at the time, and their incredible run in the tournament against all odds. (By Hsu Hui and Lee Hsin-Yin)
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