Tabu (2012) Excerpt

Excerpt from Tabu.

Tabu is a highly stylized dream of a film. The film takes its name from the F.W. Murnau and Robert Flaherty 1931 silent classic TABU: A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS and is similarly an epic colonial romance. However, in Miguel Gomes' Tabu, the romantic ideals of colonial history are juxtaposed against a moral ineptitude that penetrates the cloistered colonial world of African servants, garden parties, rifles, difficult childbirths and tropical diseases — and leads to despair and moral and physical deaths that are small and large. The film is a haunting and beautiful homage to tragic love, as seen through the eyes of a hungry crocodile, set to a soundtrack of Portuguese versions of Phil Spector songs. From Lisbon to Mount Tabu, the remote outpost of the Portuguese motherland, the film is a dazzling black and white spectacle that shows us the promise and potential that Gomes holds as a director.

1 min 10 sec


Posted On
November 05, 2012
Miguel Gomes

Miguel Gomes

The Match Factory

February 15, 2012
Teresa Madruga
Laura Soveral
Ana Moreira
Henrique Espírito Santo
Carloto Cotta
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
Log In to Comment
Embed Video
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//"><div class="outer-embed-ta"><iframe width="100%" src="//" allowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" scrolling="no" class="embed-ta"></iframe></div> <p><a href="">Excerpt</a> for <a href="">Tabu</a> on <a href="">TrailerAddict</a>.</p>