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

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History · 
Action · 

Release Date: September 9, 2011

Original name: 賽德克‧巴萊(上):太陽旗

Status: Released

Running time: 2h 24m

Budget: $25,000,000

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Mouna Rudo was raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale. Rudo's way of life was threatened by the Japanese in 1895. In 1930, as Rudo sees the traditions and honor of his people stripped away, he brings together a group of former Seediq Bale soldiers, many of whom have been reduced to infighting, and mold them into a revolutionary army. Rudo and his friends confront Japanese occupation troops at a youth athletic event, leading to a violent confrontation between the Seediq forces and their oppressors. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale is the first part of a two-part Taiwanese edition of the film.

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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Seediq: Seediq Bale ; literally Real Seediq or Real Men; Chinese: 賽德克·巴萊; pinyin: Sàidékè Bālái) is a 2011 Taiwanese historical drama film directed by Wei Te-sheng and produced by John Woo, based on the 1930 Wushe Incident in central Taiwan.The full version of the film shown in Taiwan is divided into two parts—Part 1 is called "太陽旗" (The Sun Flag), and Part 2 is called "彩虹橋" (The Rainbow Bridge), running a total of 4 hours and 36 minutes. However, the original two parts of the film were combined into the single international cut; its run time was 2 hours and 30 minutes. The film is the most expensive production in Taiwanese cinema history. The film has also been compared to the 1995 film Braveheart by Mel Gibson and The Last of the Mohicans by the media in Taiwan.The film was shown in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival and was selected as a contender for nomination for the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011. It was one of nine films shortlisted to advance to the next round of voting for nomination.

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