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Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

Directed by F.W. Murnau
United States, 1931
Adventure

Synopsis

With all the madness of Hollywood converting to sound, silent masters F.W. Murnau (Sunrise) and Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North) escaped to the South Seas, where they collaborated on this tale of adventure, culture clash, and forbidden love, starring natives of the islands.

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Tabu: A Story of the South Seas Directed by F.W. Murnau

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1931 | Winner: Best Cinematography

National Board of Review

1931 | Winner: Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board

1994 | Winner: National Film Registry

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