One Thousand Ropes

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One Thousand Ropes - 2017

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-

One Thousand Ropes
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AVAILABILITY OF COPIES

The film is presented 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9. The soundtrack is DD 5.1 English. There is one extra, Tusi Tamasese's first feature, 'The Orator'. As of 18 October 2017, an R4 PAL DVD is available from Australian and New Zealand resellers for $30-40, but note that you get two features at that price.

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REVIEWS

Kate Rodger Review at Newshub

Sarah Watt Review at Stuff.co.nz

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Francesca Rudkin Review in NZ Herald

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David Rooney Review for the Hollywood Reporter

Lana Lopesi Review at Pantograph-punch

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson Review at Huffington Post

Allan Hunter Review in Screen Daily

Alan Ah Mu Review in Pacific Guardians

Peter Caulder Review in The Listener

Spasifik Mag Review

Paul Sorrell Review for the tui otu interislands magazine

Talei Luscia Review at fourthree.com

Darren's World of Entertainment Review

Darren Bevin Review at newsroom.co.nz


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