One Thousand Ropes

A FILM BY Tusi Tamasese


Retired boxer Maea lives a quiet, comfortable but lonely life, working as a baker and also as a traditional healer and midwife, atoning for his violent and damaging past. He is still enmeshed in his guilt and remorse, which day and night taunt and haunt him. When his estranged daughter Ilisa comes back to him seeking refuge, he has the rare chance to return to her, what he stole from her mother and change her future; and she in turn takes her opportunity, to change his.

Original Languages: Somoan, English, Fijian
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 95 min.
Year: 2016
Status: Completed


Uelese Petaia
Frankie Adams
Vaele Sima Urale
Tusi Tamasese