Maeva

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A story of love, violence, and lust features Teuiau as a beautiful young Tahitian native. She grows up in a small fishing town, working with a local native boy. She fantasizes about becoming his wife, but when the boy leaves, her dreams are dashed. After being raped by a sailor, Teuiau flees her homeland for Europe, where she becomes an artist's model....read more

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A story of love, violence, and lust features Teuiau as a beautiful young Tahitian native. She grows up in a small fishing town, working with a local native boy. She fantasizes about becoming his wife, but when the boy leaves, her dreams are dashed. After being raped by a sailor, Teuiau

flees her homeland for Europe, where she becomes an artist's model. She meets Spitz and seduces him, but after they have an affair, Spitz leaves her for another. Once more her hopes are crushed, and she takes to frequenting local bars and picking up men for casual sexual encounters. Kave is a man

she meets who appears to be different from the others, but he too leaves. Teuiau finally returns to her native village, and resumes her old job tending to the fishing boats. But at a native dance, a local man meets her and falls in love. At last Teuiau has found what she has been searching for--a

man who loves her and will be steadfast. Filmed on location in Tahiti.

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