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賽德克·巴萊 (Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale)
dir. Te-Sheng Wei
Taiwan, 2011, 150 minutes
English subtitles

Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:00 pm
Presented in association with the Taipei Cultural and Economic Office in Canada. Admission to this film is free for the general public.

"Based on a history of Taiwan's aboriginal people," as the opening titles announce, this is a sweeping epic that depicts the native Seediq tribesman rising up violently against their Japanese oppressors. The most expensive film ever produced in Taiwan, WARRIORS is set in Japanese-occupied Taiwan in 1930 and focuses on Seediq leader Mouna Rudo, a charismatic figure who unites the various tribal factions to take on the powerful occupying forces of the Japanese military machine. WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE is first-rate big screen Asian action epic antics and casts light upon a little known (to the West) historical example of brutal colonization." Greg Klymkiw (Klymkiw Film Corner).

See also: Jimmy Liao Series on Saturday, September 29th.