It's supposed to be an imaginary/unknown country. The Mount Tabu doesn't exist btw.
Rob Lowe's performance somehow reminded me of Michael Jackson
This made me feel so glad I have left my teenage-years behind.
A plastic ring and a kiss.
Opening Cannes this year.
Great quote of the mother, which said a lot; "My main goal lin life was not to think`".
This film has 8 nominations for the Oscars. Where did it all go wrong?
The recording of this movie has at least caused a tiny hole in the ozone-layer.
Wins audience-award at the IFFRotterdam 2013.
From what I can tell the African-scenes were mostly shot in Mozambique. Pity it's nowhere mentioned in the movie.
Where exactly in Mozambique is Mount Tabu? There is no Mount Tabu in Mozambique, don't believe everything you see in the movies. The film was shot in the north of the Zambezia province, near the border with Malawi. It is a mountain region dominated by the cultivation of tea. In the film, it's not even supposed to be Mozambique, it's an unnamed former Portuguese colony, an indeterminate historical territory reinvented for a film called Tabu.
This did not change my mind on the possible existence of a 'God'.
Closing film of the Rotterdam Film Festival later this month..
Felt the excitement tonight of watching a new Tarantino for the first time, and enjoyed (almost) every minute of it.
Hearing The House of The Rising Sun in this was a bit weird, didn't fit so well.
Unbelievable it took me until Xmas 2012 to watch this for the very first time.
The eternal conflict of a white person being in Africa; "need money, need more money".
"Most important; you put on side A of Led Zeppelin IV". Times have changed.
Ofcourse these kids deserve all their presents with X-mas, they're going through really hard times.
Winner International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2012.
Never realized 'Applebum' meant fat ass, this document made it all clear! :-)
Pretty funny in a very absurdistic way.
The story had quite some similarities with the 2011 Icelandic film Volcano (Eldfjall), which is up for free watching here on Mubi.
His long lost, and recently found, film The White Shadow is up for viewing the next 2 months here: http://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/the-white-shadow-1924
My visit to an African hospital last year was more pleasant than any of the medical centres in this film.
This could have done with less music determining the atmosphere, nonetheless a good and interesting document.
She died today of esophageal cancer, only 60 years old.
Talking heads and a monkey.