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Tabu (1931) - Trailer - F.W. Murnau & Robert Flaherty

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Murnau's TABU (Story of the South Seas) Masters of Cinema Trailer

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Tabu A Story of the South Seas - F. W. Murnau, Robert J. Flaherty (1931)

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Tabu A Story of the South Seas - F. W. Murnau, Robert J. Flaherty (1931)

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Murnau's TABU (Story of the South Seas) Masters of Cinema Trailer

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas, sometimes simply called Tabu, is a 1931 silent film directed by F.W. Murnau, a docufiction. The film is split into two chapters. The first, called "Paradise", depicts the lives of two lovers on a South Seas island until they are forced to escape the island when the girl is chosen as a holy maid to the gods. The second chapter, "Paradise Lost", depicts the couple's life on a colonised island and how they adapt to and are exploited by Western civilisation. The title of the film comes from the Polynesian concept of tapu, from which is derived the English word "taboo."
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