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Sai de ke · ba lai: Tai yang qi

Wei Te-sheng Taiwan, 2011

rado's rating of the film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I

When a historical epic starts without an establishing shot (and hardly has any for 4+ hours), you know you're in trouble. This is an honest attempt to cram all known historically-accurate events into a film, but there is no space left for the "film" part of the equation. Geography is non-existant, wasting the gorgeous locations. Endless questions: Wait, who are these guys again and where did this new gang come from?