Maeva (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this intense drama, filmed in Tahiti, a Tahitian girl from a small fishing village fantasizes about becoming the bride of the local boy she works with. When he leaves, she is crushed. She is later raped by a sailor and to escape it all leaves the island and sails for Europe to become an artist's model. There she meets a handsome fellow with whom she has a brief affair. Then he too deserts her and again her heart is broken. The despondent girl begins hanging out in bars and having a series of brief encounters until she meets a man who seems different from the rest. Unfortunately he is not. Finally she returns to her home and again begins taking care of fishing boats. While attending a native dance, she finally meets and finds romance with a local fellow with a true heart. Happiness and lifelong devotion ensue.



abandonment, artist, bar [pub], betrayal, boating, dream, employment, encounter, exile, extramarital-affair, fishing, homeland, hope, island-tropical, love, lust, modeling, native, promiscuity, rape, return, search, sex, sexual, unrequited, wife, man, meeting