Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

  • Taiwan
  • 2012
  • TBC
  • 154 MIN
  • 13 Sep 2012

Cast and Crew

  • Lin Ching-Tai - Mona Rudao (young)
  • Da-Ching - Mona Rudao
  • Akira Hibino - General Oshima
  • Ando Masanobu - Genji Kojima
  • Vivian Hsu - Obing Tadao
  • Writer and Director: Te-Sheng Wei
  • Producer: John Woo
  • Cinematographer: Ting-chang Chin

Set in 1930’s Formosa – now Taiwan – WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE tells the incredible true story of the Wushe Incident in which an aboriginal Seediq tribe warrior Mouna Rudo, led his people to rebel against the Japanese occupation. Rudo’s 300 tribesmen fought with ancient guns, spears and minimal weaponry and seeking to reclaim their land, their dignity and their honour, they took on the Japanese army of 3000 for two weeks.

Produced by John Woo (Red Cliff), and directed by Wei Te-Sheng (Cape No. 7) WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW features a cast of over 15,000, headlined by Japanese star Ando Masanobu and Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu.

The most expensive and most successful production in Taiwanese history, this critically acclaimed action epic was nominated for six Asian Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Umin Boya as Best Supporting Actor, as well as receiving nods from the Melbourne International Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and the Hong Kong Film Awards. It was also Taiwan’s official entry for the 2011 Academy Awards foreign language category.

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