Pretty much on all these accounts the film delivers in bundles, it wont be to everyones tastes, but considering where this film comes from, and what the Director has done it is incredible. Great landscapes, beautiful haunting tribal folksongs in the soundtrack, and authentic wardrobe and sets, obviously some of the other comments that detract from the film might be fair, but this is a moving and unforgiving four and a half hour epic, where else are you gonna get to see a film like this ?You would not get a film like this anymore from Hollywood, the last film I can remember that it really reminded me of is GLORY (for those of you that know it), although that is Hollywood, and this is Taiwanese. Red Cliff parts 1 and 2 maybe...this is a Nobel and Splendid film.Of course, when first learning any new cane form, begin with a slower, more deliberate, less vigorous practice to help the body adapt to the moves of the new form.Thus, even a fast and vigorous cane form from any style can be done more in the "Taiji" fashion outlined and shown above.And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq's traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale ("true humans").Mona Rudao, the protagonist, witnessed the repression by the Japanese over a period of 30 years.The cane might have a straight rather than curved or hooked end with a round ball shaped (pommel) end or some sort of straight or carved handle at the end.The cane might be very simple, natural and plain; or be carved, painted or decorated.
Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces.
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