One Thousand Ropes

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When a father reunites with his estranged teenage daughter, he has the opportunity to shape the future of his family.

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Critic Reviews for One Thousand Ropes

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  • 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.

    February 12, 2017 | Full Review…
  • There are many strands to this narrative, all woven together in a gentle and very compelling way.

    September 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • [One Thousand Ropes] elements of magical realism drive home the long-lasting scars left by cycles of abuse without devolving into sentimentality.

    February 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • ... a poignant rendering of a Samoan indigeneity, adrift and unmoored in urban diaspora of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    December 18, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Samoan New Zealand director Tusi Tamasese's second feature, One Thousand Ropes, resonates with the same quiet power and restraint of his award-winning debut, The Orator.

    March 23, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • One of the most intelligent films to come out of New Zealand and Samoa.

    March 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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