Seediq Bale 5min. Preview with English Subtitles

Currently in competition at the Venice International Film Festival, Seediq Bale (賽德克‧巴萊) is a Taiwanese historical drama portraying the Wushe Incident, a 1930 Seediq uprising led against the Japanese when Taiwan was still one of its colonies.

Produced by John Woo, Seediq Bale is directed by Te-Sheng Wei, who had been trying to get the project out since 2003 when he shot a five-minute clip to get some backing. However, it wasn’t until his first full-length feature Cape No. 7 that he was able to get $10M USD.

Seediq Bale is set to premiere on September 9th in Venice and September 30th in Taiwan.

You can watch for trailers, clips and Making Of footage at The ARS Film Production YouTube Channel, or visit the film’s Official Website.

3 Responses

  1. amy says:

    This, I gotta admit, looks pretty amazing. Waits for DVD.

  2. ghost says:

    This looks like it’s not one-sided. Difficult stuff to deal with.

    I feel sorry for Japan when war movies come out from Asia, because they are the bad guys in those… kinda like the Germans in WW movies, except Japan is completely oblivious to… you know, history.

    • amy says:

      @ghost, I almost cried right there when the (good) Japanese soldier says “have I been bad to you?” and he gets all teary eyed. xD