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Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:98 minutes
Director:Tusi Tamasese
Year Released:2016
Production Country:New Zealand


Part of the Bijou Film Board's Horizons series.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

"It combines melancholy domestic drama with spiritual and supernatural elements, and while the latter could have been more robustly developed, a quiet power accumulates nonetheless." - Hollywood Reporter

"One Thousand Ropes may be a little too enigmatic and guarded for some tastes but Tamasese does succeed in bringing all the aspects of the story together and conveying the notion that Maea is at the crossroads." - Screen International

From the writer and director of The Orator - O Le Tulafale, One Thousand Ropes is a story of a father reconnecting with his youngest daughter and together putting to rest the ghosts that haunt them. She arrives vulnerable: badly beaten and heavily pregnant. He struggles with the inner temptation and the encouragement from the men in his life, to take revenge in the way he knows best on one hand and on the other, to build the new family and companionship so desperately missing from his life. One Thousand Ropes is a deeply moving film about connections, redemption and new beginnings.