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Hibiscus & Ruthless

Film (Trailer) – 2018

Hibiscus (Suivai Pilisipi Autagavaia, from short Manurewa) and no nonsense Ruth (Anna-Maree Thomas) have been friends since school. But now Hibiscus is finishing university, and her domineering mother doesn't want boyfriends getting in the way. So Hibiscus enlists Ruth's help, to handle any temptations. Hibiscus & Ruthless marks the second movie for writer/director SQS (Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa) — who won keen audiences in 2015 for his first feature, Samoan-set comedy Three Wise Cousins. Stuff reviewer James Croot praised the new film's casting, comedy and pathos.  

..an even bigger and better crowdpleaser [than Three Wise Cousins]. This sophomore feature is a more polished affair, which retains Cousin's charm, but throws in some bolder narrative choices and a surprising amount of pathos. It also offers plenty of laughs too, from disastrous dates to memorable wedding dances...
– James Croot, in a four and a half star review, Stuff website, 23 January 2018

Key Cast & Crew

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Suivai Pilisipi Autagavaia

As: Hibiscus

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Anna-Maree Thomas

As: Ruth

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Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa (SQS)

Director, Writer

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Abba Rose Vaiaoga-Ioasa


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Lafitaga Mafaufau

As: Mum

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Yvonne Maea-Brown

As: Grandma

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Produced by

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M2S1 Films


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M2S1 Films