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Tabu (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 5 April 2012 (Portugal)
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A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.

Director:

Miguel Gomes
19 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Telmo Churro ... Intrepid explorer
Miguel Gomes ... Narrator (voice)
Hortêncílio Aquina Hortêncílio Aquina ... Porter (as Hortencílio Aquina)
Américo Mota Américo Mota ... Porter
Valentim Hortêncílio Valentim Hortêncílio ... Porter (as Valentim Hortencílio)
Artur Januário Artur Januário ... Porter
Mariana Ricardo Mariana Ricardo ... Explorer's wife / Aurora's friend
Teresa Madruga ... Pilar
Maya Kosa Maya Kosa ... Polish woman
Isabel Cardoso ... Santa
Laura Soveral ... Aurora
Vítor Manuel Vítor Manuel ... Guide
Cândido Ferreira ... Painter
Maria José Ricardo Maria José Ricardo ... Literacy teacher
Joana Cunha Ferreira Joana Cunha Ferreira ... Pilar's friend
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A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie that Aurora was said to have participated in, "It will never snow again over Kilimanjaro", is, of course, fictional. See more »

Goofs

In a scene that takes place in the late-sixties or early-seventies, an extra is wearing a shirt with the inscription "Samsung Mobile". See more »

Connections

References Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) See more »

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Baby I Love You
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector
Performed by Ramones, mimed at the party by Mario and the band
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A dream-like, poetic and triumphant "chef d'oeuvre".
22 January 2013 | by JoaoPovoaMarinheiroSee all my reviews

Young Portuguese director Miguel Gomes plunges us into two narratives that are nothing less than pure poetry.

The screenplay and refined narration, the delicate but still frenetic soundtrack that dances through Joana Sá's piano keyboards, the contrasting photography (not new, not old), as well as the roaming melancholy of Lisbon and Africa's landscapes, drive us to a distant, dream-like, almost abstracted dimension.

"Tabu" is truly a cinematic synesthesia, an artistic portrait that, inexplicably, grabs its viewers from the first minute. A genuine pearl that will endure in our thoughts for quite some time. A triumph.

8/10


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Release Date:

5 April 2012 (Portugal) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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$1,108,473
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Dolby Digital

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1.37 : 1
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