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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:
(Our) Disappearing Cultures See more (16 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 
 
Production Design 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
Chuan-You Su .... gaffer
 
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 »

Did You Know?

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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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
(Our) Disappearing Cultures, 1 December 2011
Author: magchau from Hong Kong

I agree too. I did some wiki research when I first learn about this film and it is really helpful to get a fuller sense of the theme given a basic historical context. Disclaimer: I have seen the first part only (the second part is in theaters today in HK).

Similar to previous comment, this movie reminds me of the situation in Tibet right now. How the "Han-ization" is happening when the culture and religion in Tibet is slowing disappearing. What would I do if I were one of the young men in the tribes in the movie?

And is this that much different to the change happening to our very own culture (both Eastern and Western) in the face of globalization and extreme consumerism? This is how much the film has provoked me into contemplating.

Also with all the head chopping and fighting scenes the director has successfully illustrates the values and beliefs of life of the tribes without a taint of violence. Yes it's bloody but not violent. Wonder how that is possible right? (This is refreshing in the midst of our media culture on big screens and on TV).

I would not use the word entertaining for this movie but nonetheless it is not as serious/"boring" as the topic and plot might sound. And 144 minutes just flew by without my notice and my 60+ years old parents were actually hoping to watch the second half right after the first.

Definitely a not-to-miss for this year!

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