About

The youngsters Matahi and Reri are in love with each other. The old warrior Hitu announces that Reri is to be the new chosen virgin for the gods. This means she must stay untouched, otherwise she and her lover will be killed. But Matahi abducts and escapes with her to an island ruled by the white man, where their gods would be harmless and powerless. Tabu is the last film from director F.W. Murnau...

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Directed by

F.W. Murnau

Written by

F.W. Murnau (Screenplay)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

romance escape shark black and white nature love of one's life civilization sacrifice exotic island tahiti south seas polynesia bora bora

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#243 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography