One Thousand Ropes

Wednesday, August 14 2019 - 8:30 pm


Maea, a former Samoan fighter has become a male masseuse for pregnant women. When his pregnant daughter seeks refuge in his home, fleeing a violent partner, Maea, already haunted by the spirit of a dead woman, is tormented by the idea of vengeance, just as he must take care of his daughter and child-to-be. Eros and Thanatos fight over his soul, between resentment and redemption. Selected at Panorama, 67th Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London, Stockholm and Palm film festivals.


Producer(s) :

Catherine Fitzgerald

Production house or group : Blueskin Films


Company or organization :

New Zealand Film Commission

In the same screening

New Zealand
Samoan OV
/ English ST
Fiction / 98 minutes
Tusi Tamasese


Cast : Uelese Petaia, Frankie Adams, Ene Petaia, Beulah Koale, Sima Urale, Anapela Polataivao
Scriptwriter : Tusi Tamasese
Image : Leon Narbey
Editing : Annie Collins
Original Music : Tim Prebble