The Resource One thousand ropes

One thousand ropes

Label
One thousand ropes
Title
One thousand ropes
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One Thousand Ropes is a story of a father reconnecting with his daughter, set in Wellington New Zealand. Maea, once lived by his fists, but now old, has turned his powerful hands to healing and bread making. He strives to live a simple and peaceful life, remaining in the same housing estate he came to when he emigrated from Samoa many years ago, but his family have gone. He atones for his past by easing the pain of child bearing for young pregnant women and their families who seek his help; resisting the authorities who want him to modernise. He also contends at work with the threat of losing his job at a local bakery as new equipment takes over, and at home an abusive spirit who has moved in with him, relentlessly taunting him while providing company. When his youngest daughter returns to him, she arrives vulnerable: heavily pregnant and badly beaten. 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. If he can return to his daughter, what he had taken from her mother, all their destinies will be reshaped. One Thousand Ropes is a deeply moving film about connections, redemption and new beginnings
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written & directed by Tusi Tamasese
Intended audience
Rated: M
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Frankie Adams, Beulah Koale, Nathaniel Lees, Ene Petaia, Uelese Petaia, Anapela Polataivao, Sima Urale
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1994-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tamasese, Tusi
  • Adams, Frankie
  • Koale, Beulah
  • Lees, Nathaniel
  • Petaia, Ene
  • Petaia, Uelese
Runtime
98
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  • Families
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Outcasts
  • Samoans
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
One thousand ropes
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from the disc label
  • Universal Sony Pictures: DI6382
  • "Bound by the past ; Released by forgivness" -- container
  • Special features: Tusi Tamasese's feature length debut film, The Orator
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251016810
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (approximately 94 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9317731134944
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DI6382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 5.1, PAL, Region 4, anamorphic widescreen 16:9, fullframe 1.78:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
One thousand ropes
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from the disc label
  • Universal Sony Pictures: DI6382
  • "Bound by the past ; Released by forgivness" -- container
  • Special features: Tusi Tamasese's feature length debut film, The Orator
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251016810
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (approximately 94 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9317731134944
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DI6382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 5.1, PAL, Region 4, anamorphic widescreen 16:9, fullframe 1.78:1
Video recording format
DVD

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