Tabu

USA 1930/1931 Spielfilm

Summary

Director F. W. Murnau′s last film: On a Southern Pacific island, pearl diver Matahi falls in love with the beautiful Reri. The two experience a romantic time together, until Reri is chosen by the village elders as the wife of the tribe′s gods. Now, she is taboo for other men. To save their love, Matahi and Reri flee the island. In a French colony, they try to build a new existence. But the wrath of the gods seems to follow them.

 

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Credits

Director

Director of photography

Cast

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Co-author

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Sound

Cast

Unit production manager

Production assistant

Shoot

    • 16.10.1929 - Mai 1930: Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Takapota-Islands [Teil 1: Das Paradies]
    • März 1930 - September 1930: Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Takapota-Islands [Teil 2: Das verlorene Paradies]
Duration:
2250 m, 82 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,19
Video/Audio:
s/w, R.C.A. Photophone
Screening:

Uraufführung (US): 18.03.1931, New York, Central Park Theatre;
Kinostart (US): 19.03.1931

Titles

  • Originaltitel (US) Tabu
  • Untertitel (US) A Story of the South Seas
  • Arbeitstitel (US) Turia
  • Verleihtitel (DE) Tabu

Versions

Original

Duration:
2250 m, 82 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,19
Video/Audio:
s/w, R.C.A. Photophone
Screening:

Uraufführung (US): 18.03.1931, New York, Central Park Theatre;
Kinostart (US): 19.03.1931

Verleihfassung

Weiterer Titel (DE)
  • Verleihtitel (DE)
  • Tabu
Duration:
8 Akte, 2311 m, 84 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,19
Video/Audio:
s/w, Tobis-Klangfilm
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (DE): 20.07.1931, B.29412, Jugendfrei

Screening:

Voraufführung (DE): 05.08.1931, Berlin, Gloria-Palast [Pressevorführung];
Kinostart (DE): 27.08.1931, Berlin, Ufa-Pavillion am Nollendorfplatz