One Thousand Ropes -
Blueskin Films - 98 min.
DVD UPC # 9317731134944
Cast: Uelese Petaia, Frankie Adams, Vaele Sima Urale, Anapela Polataivao, Ene Petaia, Beulah Koale, atina Lipa Patau, Lagi Farani, Lily Vitalina Fa'Aina Fretton.
Screenplay: Tusi Tamasese; Director of Photography: Leon Narbey; Art Director: Christopher Ulutupu; Makeup Designer: Frankie Karena;
Original Music: Tim Prebble; Sound Designer: Tom Scott Toft; Editing: Annie Collins; Costume Design: Nic Smillie; Production Design: Shayne Radford;
Producer: Catherine Fitzgerald; Director: Tusi Tamasese.
A strong rope is formed by many strands and this is a film that is weaving multiple strands to become something strong and powerful. It is a film about a man who is very much haunted by regrets and remorse, he is a good man but he is held back. It is a human story, with Samoan characters seen through universal spectacles and eyes. It is a film that looks foreign and unseen but feels and sound familiar. It is a film easily understood, whoever you are or wherever you are. Filming locations in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Avalon Studios.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B+
Official MP4 Trailer