Previously suspended Taiwanese hit Cape No. 7 has finally received a screening permit in mainland China.
The film is now scheduled to be released on February 14, according to distributor China Film Group. Weng Li, spokesperson for the China Film Group today confirmed the release date and said the film would be shown to mainland Chinese audience in its original language with subtitles.
However some of what have been described as the 'vulgar dialogues' in the film will be removed, according to Weng.
Directed by Wei Desheng, Cape No. 7 contains various local dialects spoken in Taiwan such as Hokkien and Hakka, as well as some Japanese language.
The plot of the film involves a romance between a Japanese teacher and his Taiwanese fiance and a romance between a Taiwanese musician and a Japanese concert coordinator.
The language issue and Japanese element were believed to cause concerns during the approving process. Officially however the delay has been attributed to technical reasons.
Cape No.7 was originally scheduled for release in January, to coincide with the new-year season. Mid February to March is normally considered slow business period as Chinese New Year holidays finish in early February so exhibitors will be hoping that the popular Taiwanese film can boost sales around Saint Valentine's Day.
International rights for Cape No.7 are handled by Taipei-based Good Film Workshop, while mainland rights are handled by another Taiwanese firm, Long Shong Entertainment.