Produced by John Woo, In the mountains of Taiwan, two races clashed in defense of their faiths. One believed in rainbows, the other believed in the sun. Neither side realized they both believed in the same sky. Wei Te-Sheng's epic film WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE retells an extraordinary episode from 20th-century history which is little-known, even in Taiwan. Between 1895 and 1945, a Japanese colony inhabited the island and subdued the aboriginal tribes who first settled the land. Seediq leader Mouna Rudo (Lin Ching-Tai) forged a coalition with other tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. The initial uprising took the Japanese by surprise, but they soon sent in their army to crush the rebellion, using aircraft and poison gas. The most expensive Taiwanese film ever made, WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE is written and directed by Wei Te-Sheng, whose romantic comedy CAPE NO. 7 received numerous awards and accolades.
Interviews w/ Director Wei Te-Sheng and Producer John Woo
Make Up and Visual Effects
The Epic Journey of the Warriors Short
Behind the Scenes
BRAVEHEART, with a nod to THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS... --San Francisco Chronicle
Action set in the spell-binding Avatar-land… --Hollywood Reporter
Between the breathtaking landscape of the Seediq territories and the cast-of-thousands battle scenes, the movie is endlessly watchable... --Toronto Sun