Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Part I

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Part I


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Original Name  賽德克·巴萊 (上集): 太陽旗
Official Release Date Apr 18, 2012
Starring LIN Ching-Tai, Vivian HSU, Umin Boya, ANDO Masanobu, KAWAHARA Sabu, LO Mei-Ling
Director WEI Te-Sheng
Screen Format Wide Screen
Video Format NTSC
Audio Dolby Digital
Language Japanese
Subtitles Chinese, English
Year 2011
Running Time 145 minutes
Genre Drama
Version  Hong Kong
PAX-Code PAX0003700186
Catalog No.  MSBD055
Item Code  4895017007342

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SYNOPSIS:Some eighty years ago, in the mountains of Taiwan, two races clashed in defense of their faiths. One race believed in rainbows, the other believed in the sun. Neither side realized that they both believed in the same sky. Wei Te-Sheng’s epic film WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE reclaims an extraordinary episode from 20th-century history which is little-known even in Taiwan. Between 1895 and 1945, the island 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 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 begin at a sports day meeting where the assembled tribesmen were to attack and kill the Japanese officials and would then broaden to sieges on police stations and local government offices in the region. 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, using aircraft and poison gas.Mouna Rudo knew from the start that the relatively small force of Seediq tribesmen stood no chance of defeating the might of Japan. But he and his allies were sustained by the beliefs and myths which had nourished their tribes since time immemorial. Young males in the tribes had to undergo a rite de passage to become adult men, which gave them the right to have their faces tattooed. In the tribal language, they became Seediq Bale – heroes of the tribe. Their belief was that their ancestors would lead the spirits of the Seediq Bale across a rainbow bridge to the summit of the mountain when their time came. And so, whatever the result of their uprising against Japan, they would march in victory across the rainbow bridge… The heroism and fortitude of the Seediq warriors and their womenfolk shocked even the Japanese and won them enduring respect.故事大網:賽德克,一個位於台灣山區、信仰彩虹的民族,他們居住在山嵐繚繞的世外桃源,過著生態平衝的生活,族裡馬赫坡社出了一位英雄人物─馬赫坡社頭目之子莫那魯道,首度「出草」獵回異族人頭而聲名大噪,自此各部落間無人不曉這個名字,但好景不長,日治時代的來臨,賽德克族被迫改變原本生活,多數族裡男人搬木服勞役,而女人淪為幫傭,眼看祖先辛苦建立的家園和獵場,在日方統治下逐漸消失,感到痛心的莫那魯道,內心深信祖靈訓示,唯有在自己的獵場,通過重重的試煉,在臉上紋上驕傲的印記,成為真正的賽德克人,在死後才能走上讓祖靈認同的彩虹橋。導演: 魏德聖監製: 吳宇森領銜主演: 林慶台 / 馬志翔 / 安藤政信 / 徐若瑄

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