Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)


On the island of Bora Bora, the islanders welcome Tabu (Hitu), a messenger from the chief who has come to declare the island’s virgin successor. Tabu names the beautiful young Reri (Anna Chevalier), unaware that she has a lover, Matahi (Matahi). Despite Tabu’s claim that if a man touches Reri, it will mean death for him, Matahi follows Tabu as he leaves the island, and kidnaps Reri. Enduring numerous hardships, the couple arrives at another island — but find that Tabu’s curse has followed them.

Director: F. W. Murnau


Author: Old Boy

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