The colonial government view the uprising of the Seediq tribe as a major crisis and send Major General Yahiko KAMADA, with 3,000 police and soldiers, to suppress the rebellion. The Japanese troops use machine guns and airplanes but cannot decisively win the battles in the harsh, rugged mountain terr...(Read more)
The colonial government view the uprising of the Seediq tribe as a major crisis and send Major General Yahiko KAMADA, with 3,000 police and soldiers, to suppress the rebellion. The Japanese troops use machine guns and airplanes but cannot decisively win the battles in the harsh, rugged mountain terrain. Furious with the stalemate, the General orders the use of illegal poison gas bombs to annihilate the aboriginal fighters. After losing countless tribesmen to the gunfire and chemical weapons, Mona Rudao and his remaining warriors launch their final desperate attack on the Japanese forces occupying their land, wishing to maintain the integrity of their souls and become seediq bale—the real men.
DVD source：Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|Theme：||Cultural Conflict、History、Indigenous Peoples|
|Language：||Seediq, Japanese, Taiwanese|
|Actors：||LIN Ching-Tai, Umin Boya|
|Editor：||CHEN Po-Wen, Milk SU|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China(not including Macau), Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Japan, North & South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Latin America, UK, Germany, Austria, Francophone Europe, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Spain, Andorra, Alto-Adige, Malta, Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Hungary, Czech, Montenegro|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
2011 Venice Film Festival, Official Competition
2011 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Film Score
2012 Asian Film Awards, nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematographer, Best Production Designer, Best Composer
2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, UNESCO Award
2012 Chinese Film Media Awards, Best Film