Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2012)

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Action, Foreign
Keywords 1930s, culture, historical
Status Released
US Release Date
  
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ching-Tai Lin Actor Mouna Rudo 1 1000001
Umin Boya Actor Temu Walis 1 1000002
Masanobu Ando Actor Kojima Genji 1 1000003
Sabu Kawahara Actor Kamada Yahiko 1 1000004
Vivian Hsu Actor Takayama Hatsuko 1 1000005
Lo Mei-ling Actor Kawano Hanako 1 1000006
Landy Wen Actor n/a 1 1000007
Wei Te-sheng Director n/a 2 2000001
John Woo Producer n/a 3 3000001
Terence Chang Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jimmy Huang Producer n/a 3 3000003
Wei Te-sheng Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Chin Ting-chang Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Milk Su Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chen Po-wen Editor n/a 172 7000002
Ricky Ho Music n/a 120781 8000001
Yohei Taneda Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Chiu Row-Long Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Amanda Deng Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Lin Xin-Yi Costume Designer n/a 169 13000003
Tu Mei-Ling Costume Designer n/a 169 13000004
Yang Kil-Yong Choreographer (action) 120803 17000001
Shim Jae-won Choreographer (action) 120803 17000002
Synopsis
Between 1895 and 1945, the island of Taiwan was a Japanese colony inhabited not only by the majority (Han Chinese immigrants) but also by the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled in the mountainous land. In 1930, Mouna Rudo, the leader of one of the Seediq tribes settled on and around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. It was to launch at a sports day meeting where the assembled tribesmen were to attack and kill the Japanese officials. The initial uprising took the Japanese by surprise and was almost entirely successful. But the Japanese soon sent in their army to crush the rebellion. Mouna Rudo knew from the start that the relatively small force of Seediq tribesmen stood no chance of defeating Japan. But he and his allies were sustained by the beliefs and myths which had nourished their tribes. Young males in the tribes had to undergo a rite of passage to become adult men, marked by their facial tattoos. In tribal language, they became Saideke Balai: heroes of the tribe.
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