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Tabu

 

USA 1931, 76 minutes, B/W
Dir. F.W. Murnau
Genres: Classics, Drama, Documentary / Silent Cinema

Topics: Indigenous & Race Relations.

 

“The apogee of the art of the silent film”~Lotte Eisner

Aroview: A beautifully filmed romantic tragedy based on a simple Pacific island folk tale. Poetry and sensuality is startlingly evoked through the play of light, rhythm and composition. Co-scripted and co-produced by Robert J. Flaherty.

Newly restored to pre-Paramount Murnau-approved longer (and uncensored) version of the film.

NZ International Film Festival 1992

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DVD Features

15 minute German documentary about Tabu by Luciano Berriatua.
An 80 page booklet detailing the production.

 

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