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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Te-Sheng Wei (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 September 2012 (New Zealand) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
8 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a cross between Last of the Mohicans and Michael Bay See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Nolay Piho ... Mona Rudao (as Ching-Tai Lin)
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)
Shih-Chia Lee ... Baso Mona (Mona's Younger Son)
Yuan-Jie Lin ... Pawan Nawi
Chih-Wei Cheng ... Biho Sapo
Yi-Fan Hsu ... Ichiro Hanaoka aka Dakis Nomin (as Bokeh Hosang)
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
Sabulo
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
Shiang-Chu Tang ... Li, Ching-Fang, Special envoy of China
Masaru Yoshitake

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

Produced by
Terence Chang .... producer
Leo Chen .... line producer
Chih-ming Huang .... producer (as Jimmy Huang)
John Woo .... producer
Edward Chi-yun Yi .... action producer
 
Cinematography by
Ting-chang Chin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Te-Sheng Wei 
 
Casting by
Shiu-lan Lee 
Fumiko Osaka 
 
Art Direction by
Yohei Taneda 
 
Set Decoration by
Yoshihito Akatsuka 
Yi-Te Chang (scene manager)
 
Costume Design by
Row-Long Chiu 
Amanda Deng 
Xin-Yi Lin 
Mei-Ling Tu 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bo-Hao Hung .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yoshihito Akatsuka .... art department producer
Shinsuke Kojima .... set designer
Michael Tsung-Ying Yang .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Kévin Feildel .... french dubbing editor (as Feildel Kévin)
Shiang-Chu Tang .... sound recordist
Duu-Chih Tu .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Edward Chi-yun Yi .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Kawah Cheung .... digital compositor
Chen Cui .... compositor: crystalcg
Sing-Choong Foo .... visual effects supervisor
Jianghong Zhu .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Jae-won Shim .... action choreography
Kil-Yong Yang .... stunt choreography
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hsi-Ming Chang .... first assistant camera
Remi Epron .... aerial pilot & technician
 
Editorial Department
Milk Su .... assistant editor
 
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
Hsiao Chu Tseng .... production assistant
Adam Wilkinson .... miscellaneous crew
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sàidékè balái" - Taiwan (original title)
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Runtime:
Taiwan:276 min (2 parts) | 154 min (international version) | Japan:276 min (2 parts)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
Taiwan's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.See more »
Quotes:
Yahiko Kamada:I wanted to civilize you, but you forced me to be savage.See more »

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
a cross between Last of the Mohicans and Michael Bay, 12 July 2014
Author: SpannersGerm669 from Australia

The Warriors of the Rainbow takes on a story of a fight for freedom when Taiwan were getting rid of the Japanese occupation. What sets up as a classic, comes across as a big let down with confusion running through most of the film.

On one hand you have a Last of the Mohicans vibe. The underdog vs goliath, the battle for what is right. The people who feel as though their culture is being wiped out. A Tale that would usually bring inspiration, has been ruined by the action sequences. Splashed with CGI, the battle scenes resemble something of a Michael Bay film. Add to this, the melodramatic and unnecessary ghost sequences, tear the film between something of a epic tale of bravery and a mindless action film. Very disappointing.

With a better course of direction, this film could have been something. In the end, it becomes a mess and a missed opportunity!

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