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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I -- An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them.


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9 September 2011 (Taiwan) See more »
An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nolay Piho ... Mona Rudao (as Lin Ching-tai)

Chih-Hsiang Ma ... Temu Walis (as Umin Boya)

Masanobu Andô ... Genji Kojima, Constable at Tonbara clan
Sabu Kawahara ... General Yahiko Kamada

Vivian Hsu ... Obing Tadao aka Hatsuko Takayama

Mei-Ling Lo ... Obing Nawi aka Hanako Kawano
Landy Wen ... Mahung Mona (Mona's Daughter)
Da-Ching ... Mona Rudao - Young
Pawan Nawi ... Chief Rudao Luhe, Mona's Father
Yakau Kuhon ... Tado Mona (Mona's Eldest Son)
Pawan Neyung ... Baso Mona (Mona's Younger Son) (as Lee Shih-chia)
Yuan-Jie Lin ... Pawan Nawi
Chih-Wei Cheng ... Biho Sapo

Yi-Fan Hsu ... Ichiro Hanaoka aka Dakis Nomin (as Bokeh Kosang)

Soda Voyu ... Jiro Hanaoka aka Dakis Nawi
Hayung Gaki
Bayan Kenbo
Gaki Baunky
Laka Umaw
Yong-cheng Kao
Teymu Boru
Bagah Pawan
Chao-Ming Chin
Yawei Basang
Wei-cheng Chuang
Jiru Taylung
Tudaw Macang
Yumin Silan
Idi Tusang
Suyan Masing
Yûichi Kimura ... Satsuka Aisuke
Jun'ichi Haruta ... Egawa Hiromichi, Police chief in Wushe area
Minoru Matsumoto ... Katsumi Yoshimura, Constable at timber factory
Sonrei Yoshioka ... Police

Ju-Lung Ma ... Han Chinese Trader

Chie Tanaka ... Matsuno Kojima, Wife of Officer Kojima
Chi-Wei Cheng ... Wu Jin-dun, the Shop Owner (as Cheng Chih-wei)

Pong Fong Wu ... Taiwanese volunteer armies leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dean Fujioka ... Miyakawa

Michio Hayashida ... Hua-Lien Police Chief
Akira Hibino ... General Oshima, Commander of occupying force
Yoshitaka Ishizuka ... Yasuichiro Fukabori

Yukihiko Kageyama ... Kikukawa
Kenji Kasai
Junji Kumagai
Hiroshi Noguchi ... Admiral Kabayama Sukenori, Governor-general of Taiwan
Yukiya Oonishi ... Officer Nagano
Shiang-Chu Tang ... Li, Ching-Fang, Special envoy of China
Jun Tian
Masaru Yoshitake
Qiusheng Zeng

Directed by
Te-Sheng Wei 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Te-Sheng Wei  screenplay

Produced by
Terence Chang .... producer
Leo Chen .... co-producer
Leo Chen .... line producer
Tai-Chiang Gou .... executive producer (as T.C. Gou)
Fong-Chou How .... associate producer
Tony Hu .... executive producer
Chih-ming Huang .... producer (as Jimmy Huang)
Jada Lee .... associate producer
Kenny Lin .... executive producer
Kuen Lin .... executive producer (as Kufn Lin)
Emile Chihjen Sheng .... executive producer
David Tsai-Yang Tang .... associate producer (as David Tang)
Te-Sheng Wei .... executive producer
John Woo .... producer
Edward Chi-yun Yi .... action producer
Nerissa Zhang .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Ting-chang Chin 
Film Editing by
Milk Su 
Te-Sheng Wei 
Casting by
Hsiu-Luan Lee 
Fumiko Osaka 
Production Design by
Yohei Taneda 
Set Decoration by
Yoshihito Akatsuka 
Costume Design by
Row-Long Chiu 
Amanda Deng 
Xin-Yi Lin 
Mei-Ling Tu 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Po-Hao Hung .... assistant director (as Bo-Hao Hung)
Art Department
Yoshihito Akatsuka .... art department producer
Yi-Te Chang .... scene manager
Shinsuke Kojima .... set designer
Ding-Yang Weng .... set construction
Michael Tsung-Ying Yang .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Kévin Feildel .... french dubbing editor
Chun-Yao Shih .... boom operator
Shiang-Chu Tang .... sound recordist
Duu-Chih Tu .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Edward Chi-yun Yi .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Kawah Cheung .... cg supervisor: CrystalCG
Chen Cui .... compositor: CrystalCG
Sing-Choong Foo .... visual effects supervisor
Edward Chi-yun Yi .... visual effects producer (as Yi Chi-yun)
Jianghong Zhu .... digital compositor
Jae-won Shim .... action choreographer
Kil-Yong Yang .... action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Hsi-Ming Chang .... first assistant camera
Remi Epron .... aerial pilot & technician
Chuan-You Su .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Ian Lin .... trailer editor
Milk Su .... assistant editor
Location Management
Ito Chang .... location manager
Music Department
Guy Gray .... music mixer
Coralie Hartl .... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl .... concertmaster
Ricky Ho .... composer: theme music
Laka Umaw .... lyricist/composer
Other crew
Alice Tsai-yi Huang .... actor trainer
Joshua Jason .... publicist
Dakis Pawan .... production consultant
Hsiao Chu Tseng .... production assistant
Adam Wilkinson .... miscellaneous crew

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Also Known As:
"Sai de ke · ba lai: Tai yang qi" - Taiwan (original title)
"Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag" - , International (English title) (long title)
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144 min | 154 min (international version) | Italy:156 min (Venice Film Festival) | China:153 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

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Taiwan's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. To meet Academy regulations, the four-and-half-hour full version of the diptych was submitted as one entry.See more »
Yahiko Kamada:I wanted to civilize you, but you forced me to be savage.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A piece of history that is shocking BUT must be remembered, 14 July 2012
Author: dj_sinbad

I wont say much about this film, but what I will say is this.... I am from England, but I have a huge interest in world cinema as well as action movies from the far East, I have been watching both for over 30 years, so I somewhat understand myths and traditions and folklore from that part of the world. Pretty much on all these accounts the film delivers in bundles, it wont be to everyones tastes, but considering where this film comes from, and what the Director has done it is incredible. You would not get a film like this anymore from Hollywood, the last film I can remember that it really reminded me of is GLORY (for those of you that know it), although that is Hollywood, and this is Taiwanese. They were both unrelenting though. This motion picture saga has...Great landscapes, beautiful haunting tribal folksongs in the soundtrack, and authentic wardrobe and sets, obviously some of the other comments that detract from the film might be fair, but this is a moving and unforgiving four and a half hour epic, where else are you gonna get to see a film like this ?

Red Cliff parts 1 and 2 maybe....but this is a Nobel and Splendid film.

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