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ATA | VĀSA Reflections of an Ocean - Hibiscus & Ruthless

Hibiscus & Ruthless Duration: 97 minutes (PG13) Director: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa Cast: Suivai Autagavaia, Anna-Maree Thomas, Lafitaga Mafaufau Country: Aotearoa, New Zealand (2018)

A comedy about temptation and obedience from the Writer and Director of Three Wise Cousins

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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 NZ ON SCREEN

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