Trailer: Warriors of the Rainbow – Seediq Bale


For those of you familiar with my previous posts on “Asian cinema” it should be pretty clear im a sucker for most movies from the region. As TMB’s inofficial Asian correspondent Erik Takanawa today I will be bringing you the upcoming film with executive producer John Woo and its called… Warriors of the Rainbow. Ok so the title might be somewhat lost in translation.

Have a look,

Synopsis: During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, the Seediq were forced to lose their own culture and give up their faith. Men were subject to harsh labor and kept from traditional hunting; whereas women had to serve the Japanese policemen and their families by doing the household work and giving up their traditional weaving work. Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces. And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq’s traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale (“true humans”).

Despite the god awful name the trailer looks pretty damn sweet with the exception of some of the weaker CGI effects.

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