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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II (2011)

Sai de ke · ba lai: Cai hong qiao (original title)
After the initial uprising at Wushe, Mona Rudao faces an unwinnable guerrilla war against the militarily superior Japanese plus fierce rival Seediq clans. He and his followers must fight ... See full summary »

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Te-Sheng Wei

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Te-Sheng Wei
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Cast

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 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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After the initial uprising at Wushe, Mona Rudao faces an unwinnable guerrilla war against the militarily superior Japanese plus fierce rival Seediq clans. He and his followers must fight not just for their lives but for their dignity and honor-so that they can truly be "Seediq Bale" or "real men." Written by http://www.tft.ucla.edu

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Aboriginal | Japanese | Hokkien

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sedekku bare: Dai ni bu - Niji no hashi See more »

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Budget:

TWD700,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,543
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Follows Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I (2011) See more »

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Brutal, violent, almost non-stop action
26 July 2016 | by 39-0-13See all my reviews

I saw part one of the two part movie which takes well over four hours, and was intrigued enough to watch part two. The story takes up after the first phase of the rebellion by the aborigines on Taiwan against the Japanese invaders. Historically, the events depicted in the film took place in 1930, well after the Japanese acquired Taiwan by treaty and started to colonize it and began exploiting its natural resources, especially its lumber. The occupation was brutal, and the native population, which was distinct from the Chinese (the Han) who had migrated there, had much to grieve about. The Japanese, like the Spanish in the Philippines, attempted to impose its culture on the natives whom they considered "savages"; and in some cases they were successful in converting the people. Some tribes were converted and remained loyal, and they fought the rebels. But many fierce natives remained unconverted and resentful. Led by a compelling tribal leader, the natives mounted a terrible rebellion that resulted in the massacre of a Japanese community, women and children not being spared. The depiction of the events leading up to the massacre is in part one of this epic. Now, in part two, the movie goes on to describe the events that followed. The rebels knew they could not succeed and were doomed, but they believed that their actions would merit a glorious afterlife. So began a tale of death, destruction, and reprisal. The movie becomes an unending depiction of the horrors that can occur after a rebellion -- shootings, decapitations, ambushes, drownings, suicides, executions of the innocent, bombings from aircraft, poison mustard gas. As a movie, it becomes hard to tell the characters apart since the inter-cutting of scenes is consistent. There are so many deaths that any sympathy gets suspended. Only the main character, the leader of the rebellion, remains the focus of attention and memorable. What happens to him is not really made clear, and whether he ever crossed his mythic rainbow to his promised land is a mystery that the movie does not reveal. There is no joy in this movie, no sense of triumph or accomplishment, just an overwhelming sense of loss.


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