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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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6 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ching-Tai Lin ... Mona Rudao
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
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
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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 
 
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
Shiang-Chu Tang .... sound recordist
Du-Che Tu .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Edward Chi-yun Yi .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Kawah Cheung .... digital compositor
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
Remi Epron .... aerial pilot & technician
 
Music Department
Guy Gray .... music mixer
Coralie Hartl .... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl .... concertmaster
Ricky Ho .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
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:
Ichiro Hanaoka aka Dakis Nomin:[Asking Jiro/Dakis Nawi before performing seppuku] Jiro, are we subjects of Japan's Mikado... , or the descendants of the Seediq ancestors?
Jiro Hanaoka aka Dakis Nawi:Do it. Cut it up and end your conflicts right here and now. We don't have to go anywhere once we're dead. Let's both be free wandering spirits.
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72 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
do background research before going, 7 October 2011
Author: fishbelly2002 from Canada

First of all it is better to watch the film in full 4.5 hr instead of watching as 2 parts, which is what I did in film fest.

Secondly, you have to know a little of history and tradition of Taiwan and roles of aboriginals to truly have a feeling for the movie. Just Wiki "Wushe Incident", and "Taiwanese Aboriginal" and that makes things much better as you watch.

Anyway back to the film, the selling point seems to be all the killing, the action, the big budget. However after watching it I've found out it's more about the value of "death" that the film tries to bring to us, and death weights in front of abstract values such as "tradition", "dignity", etc.

It's really an entertaining film for sure and throughout the 4.5 hrs time just flies, and you have to adjust yourself to have that desire to discover more about aboriginals believes and ways of living, much like watching documentary films mentality.

I can't stop comparing this "Civilization vs. Barbarian" plot to what is happening in middle east right now. In such sense history is repeating, and the film is definitely pointing out how pointless the loss of lives is (depends on which stand you are taking though).

Overall this is one of the best and most enjoyable films in recent years. The director is trying to lead us to think critically towards topics on death, values, tradition and how these would change when worlds collide.

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