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Tanna (2015)

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Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mungau Dain ... Dain
Marie Wawa ... Wawa
Marceline Rofit ... Selin
Charlie Kahla ... Chief Charlie
Albi Nangia Albi Nangia ... Grandfather and Shaman
Lingai Kowia ... Father
Dadwa Mungau Dadwa Mungau ... Grandmother
Linette Yowayin Linette Yowayin ... Mother
Kapan Cook Kapan Cook ... Kapan Cook
Mungau Yokay Mungau Yokay ... Peacemaking Chief
Mikum Tainakou ... Imedin Chief
Charlie Kahla Junior Charlie Kahla Junior ... Yakel Tribe
Nakou Pia Nakou Pia ... Yakel Tribe
Chifan Benata Chifan Benata ... Yakel Tribe
George Nayun George Nayun ... Yakel Tribe
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Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

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Two tribes. One love.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia | Vanuatu

Language:

Aboriginal

Release Date:

10 March 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Taboo See more »

Filming Locations:

Tanna, Vanuatu See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,711, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,711, 16 September 2016
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Contact Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first ever Australian-made film to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

Quotes

Chief Charlie: Wisdom comes through suffering, killing only brings sorrow. One side struggles for power, the other takes revenge. Divided children of Tanna, join together in peace. Go back to our beginnings, hear the wisdom of the ancestors and live once more in harmony.
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Featured in The Oscars (2017) See more »

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A movie that could have been run in a better way.
23 February 2017 | by miguelneto-74936See all my reviews

Tanna is the representative of Australia in the Oscar for best foreigner film, it is an interesting film, even though it is obviously not the first film to portray Indian life, nor is it the last, the film is a little different, it is a novel , I liked the acting, it sure is the strong point of the film, the photograph is very beautiful, the soundtrack combines with the film, the script is only medium, and the movie has moments of tedium, the direction of the movie is good, and Can very well capture the emotions of the characters, but I would not indicate Tanna for the best foreign film, since it's just an interesting movie, it's not a good movie, but it has enough quality, such as photography and performances, more It's a totally forgettable movie. Note 6.5


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