One Thousand Ropes -
Blueskin Films - 96 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. Although it has English subtitles when Samoan is spoken, there are no subtitles when English is spoken.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-
Official MP4 Trailer