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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I (2011)

Sai de ke · ba lai: Tai yang qi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 9 September 2011 (Taiwan)
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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.

Director:

Te-Sheng Wei

Writer:

Te-Sheng Wei (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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 Da-Ching ... Mona Rudao - Young
Pawan Nawi Pawan Nawi ... Chief Rudao Luhe, Mona's Father
Yakau Kuhon Yakau Kuhon ... Tado Mona (Mona's Eldest Son)
Pawan Neyung Pawan Neyung ... Baso Mona (Mona's Younger Son) (as Lee Shih-chia)
Yuan-Jie Lin 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
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During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, the Seediq were forced to lose their own culture and give up their faith. Men were subject to harsh labor and kept from traditional hunting; whereas women had to serve the Japanese policemen and their families by doing the household work and giving up their traditional weaving work. Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces. And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq's traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale ("true humans"). Mona Rudao, the protagonist, witnessed the repression by the Japanese over a period of 30 years. Sometime between autumn and winter 1930, when the slave labor is at its harshest, a young Seediq couple are married and a joyful party is thrown. At the same time, a newly appointed Japanese policeman goes on his inspection tour to this tribe. Mona Rudao's first son, Tado Mona, offers wine to the policeman with gusto, but is in return beaten up because his hands were considered not clean enough. With ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Quotes

Yahiko Kamada: I wanted to civilize you, but you forced me to be savage.
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Followed by Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II (2011) See more »

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an 'avangardiste' movie in its kind (tribes and wars)
13 May 2012 | by usa-mikeSee all my reviews

well, for whom doesn't have time to read my full review, let's say that if you loved both LAST OF THE MOHICANS and APOCALYPTO,then i'm pretty sure you will love this movie. This is a great movie about war strategy, tribes, honor,hope.Off course there is a plenty scene of blood because it is war, but the bloody effect is not so over than Spartacus TV series. Points of view of several scene are great, many aerial, of camera-handed run... No doubt, it is a modern war movie. if you got boring during Narnia or Lord of Rings, then you will get what you want here. There is mass-fighting scene, uncut real fight, very captivating. i did not give the max evaluation because women in the movie, are very 'platonic', linear role and 'too much respected' (which was not during a real war). I guess the director wanted to keep a part of his audience (and not sexual scene either of course).


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Aboriginal | Japanese | Hokkien

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,183, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$136,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,670,432
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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