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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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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 »
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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)
Chun-Yao Shih .... boom operator
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
Joshua Jason .... publicist
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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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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Warriors of the Rainbow delivers an emotionally violent story, 5 August 2012
Author: rgblakey from United States

If you are looking for an epic sized film look no further than the Asian film market. They have cornered the market on delivering huge scale movies on a regular basis like no other. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale is not only an epic film it is the most expensive film to ever come out of Taiwan. Produced by John Woo, the film was originally released in Taiwan as two films running at over 4 and a half hours, but released in a single US version at about 2 and a half hours. Can this much be trimmed from a movie a still work clearly enough to keep the film's epic story in-tact and capture audiences? Warriors of the Rainbow is based on the 20th Century history of two warring tribes that not only clashed over the land they inhabited, but also a bigger war against the Japanese as they begin to colonize the island and wipe them out. Forging an alliance with the other tribes, they took the Japanese by surprise only to have to face an unstoppable force as they are attacked by aircraft and poison gas. This is not only a truly epic film; it is one that will leave you with some sort of emotional response. Whether its sadness, anger, or just awe, you cannot walk away from this movie without it affecting you in some way. This is an extremely violent and graphic movie, but is necessary to really convey this little known time in Taiwan history. At first this film feels a bit like Apocalypto then takes a turn to something like Last of the Mohicans, but with a way more violent and deep emotional story. It's hard to believe the amount of action that is crammed into this film and still have such a powerful story. This is a well-made, well-executed film that is hard to watch at times due to the content. Besides the war violence, there is a heavy amount of gore as well as suicide and children being killed that may be hard to watch for some people.

This is easily one of the most emotionally charge epic war like movies to come out in a long time. With the amount of content that is included in this film, you can only imagine what else could have been cut out for this condensed US release. If you love Asian cinema, war films, or just great filmmaking, this is a must see film. Just be warned as mentioned before that there are some pretty heavy visuals.

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