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One Thousand Ropes

Film (Trailer and Extras) – 2017

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The power to change, the strength to heal.
– The film's advertising tagline
Putting to bed expectations that Samoans only appear on screen for laughs or as gangsters (as in The Last Saint), One Thousand Ropes heralds a bright young talent in New Zealand filmmaking and a refreshingly frank window into the lives of our neighbours.
– Sarah Watt in a four and a half star review, Stuff, 19 March 2017
Handsomely filmed in central Wellington, it mixed workaday social realism with elements of folk-tale and myth, and if there were references that eluded Palagi viewers, it was the work of a storyteller at ease with the ineffable.
– Reviewer Peter Calder, in a Listener list of 'The 20 Best Films of 2017', 16 December 2017